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180 Trait-Specific Comments: K - 2

  • Title:180 Trait-Specific Comments: Grades K-2 A Quick Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback to Young Writers
  • Author:Ruth Culham
  • Publication Date:November 2008
  • Grade Level:K-2
  • ISBN:9780545074179
  • Publisher:Scholastic

  • Over 180just-right trait-specific comments, plus a K-2 scoring guide for each trait, to help you assess writing.
  • Since primary learners benefit more from oral than written communication, the guide is ideal for use in one-on-one conferences, small groups, and even whole-class instruction.
  • All of Culham's comments are correlated to the scoring guides and based on the five levels of achievement.
  • Spiral-bound, tabbed for easy access, and printed on sturdy coated paper, this guide is meant for years of use.
  • Useful, encouraging feedback is essential to students' growth--weather they are just beginning to write or crafting whole sentences.
  • The perfect companion to Culham's other primary resources!


Author Bio

Ruth Culham, EdD, launched a writing revolution with the publication of her book 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up, followed by, 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades and Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School, winner of the 2011 Teacher’s Choice award. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion. Most recently, Ruth has published the bestselling book The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing that demonstrates how to read with a writer’s eye to lift the best writing techniques from favorite authors. Ruth has also penned What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Writing for all school leaders and literacy coaches. Ruth’s professional books have illuminated both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe.

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