Picture books are perfect for introducing the 6-Traits. But what books are best for each trait? Kristina Smekens created a list of her favorite picture books for each trait for primary and upper grades. The PDF listing includes hot links, allowing access to a short summary and item description for each book at the TheLiteracyStore.com. Use the books to introduce the traits and as mentor texts in mini-lessons throughout the year for 6-Trait instruction. FREE on TpT!
6-Traits Writing Task Cards. There are 10 task cards for each trait for a total of 60 different task cards. Each task card comes in color and black & white so there are 120 cards in all! Each card contains a 6-Trait strategy statement, a graphic organizer for students to complete, and the type of trait that is being addressed. These cards work great for mini-lesson ideas (you'll have 60 mini-lessons!), independent work during writing time, and as assessments!!
Trait Trackers: Tracking the 6 Traits in 20 Popular Children's Books This resource consists of 20 bookmark-size cards that help teachers: --Use children’s books to teach the 6 Traits of writing during read alouds. --Develop skill-based mini-lessons using selected children’s books. --Utilize book excerpts that support individual traits.