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Writing Is Fun - When We Use the 6+1 Traits of Writing!

Beth Lanthier
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(83)
In this Ongoing class, we will learn how to make our writing fantastic - using the 6+1 Traits of Writing approach

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 4
This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their writing skills using the 6+ Traits of Writing, which includes: Ideas, Voice, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Word Choice, and Presentation.
Students will create and maintain a writer's notebook.
Homework Offered
The homework will include: making lists of ideas, writing rough drafts, making revisions, and submitting final drafts for assessment.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will be assessed using the rubrics of the 6+ Trait method. This will serve as a basis for improvement, not a grade.
Grades Offered
Art supplies: colored pencils and colored pens, markers, watercolors, lined paper, and colored paper. 1 three-ring binder + dividers are not necessary, but will help save prewriting, drafts, revising, and editing. Regular pencils and pens. 
I will also supply handouts via Google Docs.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
6+1 Traits of Writing(should be in italics), Ruth Culham, Books by Mo Willlems, Dav Pilkey, Chris Van Allsburg, Doreen Cronin, and others.

Mentor texts are read so that learners hear and see excellent examples of the 6 traits.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(83)
Hello!!. My name is Mrs. Beth Lanthier.

I taught elementary school (grades 2-8) for twenty years. My Master's Degree is in Reading and Language Arts - and that is my passion. My favorite moments are when kids who don't like to write, begin to... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 230 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-10
1-6 learners per class

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