This past week, our seventh grade students have been reviewing the 6+1 Traits of Writing.
- Word Choice
- Sentence Fluency
This framework provides a common language for talking about the strategies we see in writing pieces and for practicing them in our own individual work. By the end of this unit next week, students should be able to meet each of these learning targets.
The visual we’ve used to help keep each trait clear is an ice cream sundae. As a way of celebrating the learning that’s taken place, our class will be joining with Mrs. Manion’s class on Friday to enjoy some yummy ice cream and share our writing in an Author’s Chair. We’re asking students to bring in a variety of ice cream toppings and we’ll be sending a note home early next week!
I’ve been very impressed with the ways the students have worked through this unit. If this is a sign of what’s in store for the rest of the year, I can hardly wait!