Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 7

Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 7

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Scaffolded, explicit instruction improves your 7th graders’ writing! The 25 weekly units provide trait-based writing practice, covering the essential traits of strong writing: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, & conventions.

Each teacher resource book contains creative ideas and materials to enhance teaching. From classroom décor to thematic units to free-time activities, teacher resource books provide materials that you can use in your classroom.

Daily 6-Trait Writing gives your seventh graders scaffolded, focused writing practice. Each of the 25 weekly units provides trait-based writing activities that cover the essential traits of strong writing: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions. The weekly units present a writing skill on Day 1, and writing activities progress in difficulty until students apply what they’ve learned to a writing prompt on Day 5.

Daily 6-Trait Writing is easy to use and offers you the flexibility to teach weekly units in consecutive order or to pick and choose lessons to meet student needs.

25 weeks of instruction cover the following trait-based writing skills:

Unit 1: Ideas
Week 1: Focusing Your Topic
Week 2: Supporting the Main Idea
Week 3: Developing Story Elements
Week 4: Maintaining Your Focus
Week 5: Writing from Experience

Unit 2: Organization
Week 1: Organizing Information Logically
Week 2: Connecting Details
Week 3: Deciding on the Organization
Week 4: Writing an Effective Lead
Week 5: Writing an Effective Conclusion

Unit 3: Word Choice
Week 1: Communicating Clearly
Week 2: Writing About Action
Week 3: Using Figurative Language
Week 4: Choosing the Right Words
Week 5: Writing for the Topic and the Audience

Unit 4: Sentence Fluency
Week 1: Making Your Writing Flow
Week 2: Varying Sentence Structure and Length
Week 3: Writing Dialogue
Week 4: Working Quotations into the Text
Week 5: Writing a Smooth Paragraph

Unit 5: Voice
Week 1: Identifying the Writing Voice
Week 2: Writing from Different Points of View
Week 3: Using Your Own Voice
Week 4: Using the Right Voice for the Purpose
Week 5: Connecting with Your Readers