Scholastic Professional Trait Crate Plus Kits, Grade 1



    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 1 mentor texts include: Ideas: The Wonderful Book, by Leonid Gore
    • Organization: The End (Almost), by Jim Benton
    • Voice: Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo, by Dav Pilkey
    • Word Choice: A Tree Can Be, by Judy Nayer
    • Sentence Fluency: Just How Long Can a Long String Be?, by Keith Baker
    • Conventions: The Gingerbread Bear, by Robert Dennis.