Writing Traits Instruction
- Grades: 9–12
- Learn to assess writing samples, including their own writing, for each of the traits of writing
- Use examples from literature and knowledge of the traits to revise and improve their writing
- Create a descriptive definition piece and other work that reflects the study of elements of the writer’s craft
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: What is Good Writing?
Lesson 3: Putting It Together
Students submit works for publication, either on the Write It web site (http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/index.htm) or through other publication venues. Generally, they will go through even more review and revision beyond the classroom instruction. A published student author is very motivating to other students.