Scholastic Professional Trait Crate Plus Kits, Grade 1
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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.