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Scholastic Professional Trait Crate Plus Kits, Grade 5



    This kit from writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books and in-depth lessons to teach writing based on the following traits: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions. The digitally enhanced kit includes 6 picture books, a professional book on using mentor texts, 6 teaching guides, posters, stickers and web links to downloadable lesson resources and author videos.

    • Trait Crate Plus features thoughtful and creative lessons that are ready-to-use.
    • A companion website provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors and student-friendly scoring guides.
    • Kit includes Ruth Culham's bestseller The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing.
    • Trait Crate Plus uses fiction and nonfiction children's books as mentors. Grade 5 mentor texts include: Ideas: Buried Sunlight, by Molly Bang and Penny Chisolm
    • Organization: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad, by Henry Cole
    • Voice: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk
    • Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, by George Beard and Harold Hutchins
    • Word Choice: Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson, by Sharon Robinson and Kadir Nelson
    • Sentence Fluency: Jangles: A Big Fish Story, by David Shannon
    • Conventions: What’s New? The Zoo!, by Kathleen Krull.
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