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147754 32 p. p 398.2 DeP After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta. This Cinderella story gets a new setting in this original fairy tale. DePaola uses all the familiar elements but removes much of the magic. Full color acrylic illustrations. Reading level: 4.6. Interest level: K-3. Six traits of writing: Word Choice. (2002)

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E Sha In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself. Six traits of writing: word choice, presentation. (1998;Blue Sky Press)

Baloney (Henry P.)

144717 34 p. p E Sci A transmission received from outer space in a combination of different Earth languages tells of an alien schoolboy's fantastic excuse for being late to school again. Six traits of writing: word choice. (2001;Viking Children's Books)

p 535.6 Par Introduces the color blue, its various shades, and describes how to mix it with other primary hues to make secondary colors. The photos show children of various ethnic backgrounds doing art projects and creating healthy foods in the appropriate hue. Features simple vocabulary and sentence structure to explain concepts. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 1.5. Interest level: K-3. (2004)

Blues Journey

146435 48 p. pi 811.54 Mye Call and response mode, collages, descriptive notes on blues, timeline, music. The blues' deceptively rhyme scheme tracks the deeper feelings of lives of hardship and discrimination. Introduction includes the history of the blues and an explanation of the rhyme scheme. Reading level: 5.1. Interest level: 3-6. Six traits of writing: word choice. (2003)

The Adventures of Jules and Gertie

144367 36 p. p E Wat Cowgirl Jules and her multi-talented horse Gertie save the townfolks from Mean Bulldog Pike and his rotten horse Bullet. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1999;Harcourt Brace)

The Barn Owls

148498 32 p. p E Joh These illustrations and poetic, rhythmic text describe the life of a barn owl. The story begins with a barn that has stood in a wheat field for at least 100 years. Generations of barn owls have slept, hunted, and hatched and raised their babies in this barn. Double-page illustrations show the owls at sleep and hunting in the night, the mice and snakes hiding in the wheat, and the baby owls hatching in the barn and growing up. Each page has only a few lines of the text. May be used as a read aloud. Six traits of writing: organization and word choice. Reading level: 2.0. Interest level: K-3. (2000)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

144686 32 p. p E Vio Recounts the events of a day when everything goes wrong for Alexander. Six traits of writing: Strong organization, word choice. Character education: citizenship, grade 1. (1972; Atheneum Books For Young Readers)

Books, Lessons, Ideas for Teaching the Six Traits: Writing in the Elementary and Middle Grades

223074 156 p. a 808.042 Boo Vicki Spandel provides the annotated bibliography and lesson ideas for using specific books in teaching the writing skills involving the six-trait writing model. These books and lesson ideas are organized around one of the six traits, books for teaching: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions and creative layout. (2001;Great Source Education Group)

Amber on the Mountain

130603 32 p. p E Joh Isolated on her mountain, Amber meets and befriends a girl from the city who gives her the determination to learn to read and write. Six traits of writing: strong voice, word choice. (1994;Dial Books for Young Readers)

A Beasty Story

140452 32 p. p E Mar A group of mice venture into a dark, dark wood where they find a dark brown house with a dark red stair leading past other dark colors to a spooky surprise. Six traits of writing: Word Choice. (1999;Silver Whistle/Harcourt)

Brave Potatoes

146080 32 p. p E Spe Potatoes set off across the darkened fair grounds to enjoy the rides, but Hackemup the chef has other plans for them. Includes puns, wordplay, and rhyme that can be used as a readaloud. Illustrations are watercolor and gouache and mix expressive human and vegetable characteristics. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.0. Interest level: K-3. (2000)

Amos and Boris

144721 32 p. p E Ste Amos the mouse and Boris the whale have little in common except that they are both mammals and save each other's lives. Six traits of writing: word choice and organization. (1971; Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Belle Prater's Boy

143238 196 p. ij F Whi When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin, and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. Character education: caring, grade 4. (1998;Bantam Doubleday Dell Bks for Young)

Bud, Not Buddy

142510 245 p. ij F Cur It's the 1930s and young Bud, an orphan and on the run from yet another foster home, sets out to find the man he believes to be his father. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. Historical fiction. 2000 Newbery Award Winner. Character education: caring, trustworthiness grade 4. (1999; Scholastic Inc.)

Armadillo Tattletale

144781 32 p. pi E Ket Armadillo's habit of evesdropping and then misreporting what he hears makes the other animals so angry that they find a way to keep him from overhearing their private conversations. Six traits of writing: word choice. (2000;Scholastic Press)

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6+1 TRAITS ­ Word choice ­ Heartland AEA 11 Calling the Doves: El Canto de Feathers and Fools Double Trouble in Walla Walla las Palomas 133683 30 p. 144704 32 p. p

147210 32 p. pije SL 92 Her A bilingual story in English and Spanish in which the author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his MexicanAmerican migrant farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song. Six traits of writing: word choice. Interest level: K-6. (1995) E Cle It's an ordinary morning in Walla Walla until Lulu, her teacher, the school nurse, and the principal are all infected by a word warp which makes them reduplicate every thing they say. Six traits in writing: word choice. (1997; Millbrook Press, Inc.)

p E Fox A modern fable about some peacocks and swans who allow the fear of their differences to become so great that the end of destroying each other. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996; Harcourt Brace)

Fever, 1793 The Dreamer

128723 24 p. pi E Ryl From his dreams an artist creates the earth, sky, trees, and all the creatures that dwell on our planet. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1993; Scholastic Inc.) 145512 251 p. js F And In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. Six traits of writing: conventions, voice, word choice. (2000)

Cloud Dance

146668 32 p. pi E Loc Clouds of many shapes and sizes drift and dance across the sky. Oil paintings show an expanse of sky, while a brief, poetic text describes the clouds in different seasons and times of the day. Includes factual information on the formation and different kinds of clouds. May be used with the trade books in science strategy. Six traits of writing: word choice, presentation. Reading level: 3.8. Interest level: 3-6. (2000)

Earthdance

145188 32 p. p E Rei As Terra performs her part in a school show about the Earth and the solar system, her mother, who is an astronaut, hurries back from space with a special ending for the production. Includes actual NASA photographs from space. Six traits of writing: Voice, and word choice. (1999;Greenwillow Books)

The Giver

128225 180 p. js F Low Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. Six traits of writing: Ideas and content, organization, word choice. (1993; Houghton Mifflin Company)

Deep in the Jungle

147135 36 p. p E Yac In this cautionary tale, a prideful lion meets a slick-talking man who promises to make him a star. Bored with terrorizing the other jungle animals, the lion leaves to entertain circus crowds. The lion escapes and returns to the jungle where he lives peacefully with the animals he used to terrorize. The tongue-in-cheek text mixes the moralmaking mood of an Aesop's fable with the bantering tone and tantalizing lingo often associated with showbiz. The gouache paintings extend the humor of the narrative, depicting a plump lion with a terrific mane and a smug-looking lion tamer. Reading level: 3.2. Interest level: K-3. Six traits of writing: Word choice. (2000)

Earthquack!

145051 32 p. p E Pal When Chucky Ducky feels the earth beneath him grumble and rumble, he runs to alert the other barnyard animals to the coming earthquake, but just as a wily weasel is about to take advantage of their fears, the true source of the rumbling is revealed. Six traits of writing word choice. (2002;Simon & Schuster Bks for Young Rder)

Gold Fever!

134246 48 p. pi 974.40 McM Facts and anecdotes about the 1848 California Gold Rush. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996;Random House)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

139658 341 p. j F Row When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogswart School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, secondyear student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. (1999;Arthur Levine Books)

Epossumondas

146211 34 p. pi 398.21 Sal A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.3. Interest level: K-3. (2002)

Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis

144705 32 p. p E Pil Hally, the Tosis family dog, has such bad breath that Mr. and Mrs. Tosis plan to give her away, until she proves to be an invaluable watchdog. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1994;Blue Sky Press)

Esperanza Rising

142610 262 p. ij F Rya Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. Six traits of writing: sentence fluency, word choice. (2000;Scholastic Press)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

140545 734 p. ij F Row Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. (2000;Arthur Levine Books)

The Door in the Wall

140170 120 p. ij F DeA A crippled boy in fourteenth-century England proves his courage and earns recognition from the King. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1990;Dell Publishing Company)

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6+1 TRAITS ­ Word choice ­ Heartland AEA 11 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Lauren McGill's Pickle Museum choice. Reading level: 2.6. Interest 148152 32 p. p level: K-3. (2004) Azkaban

139659 435 p. j F Row During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. (1999;Arthur Levine Books)

I Have a Dream

136459 40 p. pij 305.89 Kin Here in its entirety is one of the seminal speeches of the 20th century. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1997; Scholastic Inc.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

137703 309 p. i F Row Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. Six traits of writing: ideas, voice, word choice. Fantasy fiction. (1998;A.A. Levine Books)

I Love You the Purplest

144682 26 p. p E Joo Two boys discover that their mother loves them equally but in different ways. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996;Chronicle Books)

E Nol Lauren loves pickles with a passion. When something goes wrong on a field trip and results in an explosion, she springs into action and saves the day, thereby spreading her love of pickles to the rest of the class. Rather than heroic, however, she feels lost. Her enthusiasm for pickles had made her unique, but now everyone shares her taste for them. Advised by her mother that "Giving brings giving back," she opens a pickle museum. Features watercolor paintings and the characters are simply sketched. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 5.2. Interest level: K-3. (2003)

Lincoln: A Photobiography I Spy Extreme Challenger: A Book of Picture Riddles

143044 31 p. p 793.73 Mar A book of picture riddles and puzzles. Six traits of writing: ideas and content, word choice. (2000;Scholastic Inc.) 144685 150 p. j 92 Lin Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1987;Clarion Books)

Have You Seen Trees?

131847 38 p. p 582.16 Opp A poetic celebration of trees of all seasons. A guide identifying sixteen common trees by shape and leaves. Six traits of writing: word choice, and sentence fluency. May be used with the trade books in science strategy. (1995;Scholastic Inc.)

A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

138773 148 p. i F Pec A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their largerthan-life grandmother. Can be used in a character education activity on compassion, and respect. Reading level: 4.2. Interest level: 5-8. Six traits of writing: organization, word choice. (1998;Dial Books for Young Readers)

John Henry

130602 35 p. i 398.2 Les Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who races against a steam drill to cut through a mountain. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1994;Dial Books for Young Readers)

Hello, Harvest Moon

148149 32 p. p E Fle This illustrated book is about a full, fall moon. The full moon is shown and described as shining over the typical midwestern farm, as well as a beachharbor backdrop. The author talks about how bright the moon shines for those who are awake during the nighttime. Various animals and insects are featured as reacting to the full brightness of the moon. May be used in a unit of seasons or in an art class. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.7. Interest level: K-3. (2003)

Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie

148151 32 p. p 398.2 Hay Juan Verdades cannot tell a lie. So convinced is his employer of Juan's honesty that he wagers his entire ranch that a neighbor cannot trick Juan into lying. Juan's cleverness saves his employer's ranch, and in the process wins him the hand of the neighbor's beautiful daughter. One painting per double page, Spanish phrases, and the beautiful colors provide an authentic historical northern New Mexico setting that gives the story a strong sense of time and place in this folklore. May be used as a read aloud and discussion starter about honesty, and right and wrong. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 4.3. Interest level: K-3. (2001)

The Magic Fan

129899 20 p. p E Bak Despite the laughter of his fellow villagers, Yoshi uses his building skills to make a boat to catch the moon, a kite to reach the clouds, and a bridge that mimics the rainbow. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1989;Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc.)

Hiroshima No Pika

145192 48 p. i 940.54 Mar A retelling of a mother's account of what happened to her family during the "Flash" that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1980;Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company)

Mama Will be Home Soon

146824 32 p. p E Min Lili spends a few days with her grandmother while her mother is away. Because she has no sense of time, she thinks she sees her mother's yellow hat everywhere she goes. It's a reassuring story about separation. Illustrations are soft watercolors. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.0. Interest level: K-3. (2003)

Hurty Feelings

148513 32 p. p E Les Fragility is a high-strung hippo whose incredibly thin skin belies her great strength. Oversensitive Fragility takes offense at even the most gracious comments and usually ends up breaking down in tears, which finally forces her friends to avoid her altogether. It takes real insults from a bully elephant, Rudy, to teach her to be as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. Watercolor illustrations. Six traits of writing: voice, ideas, and word

Kay Thompson's Eloise Takes a Bawth

146057 50 p. pi E Tho Six-year-old Eloise loves to take a bath, which is bad news for Mr. Salomone and the elegant people gathering below in the Plaza's Grand Ball Room for the charity event of the season, a Masked Ball. Six traits of writing word choice. (2002)

Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book about Adjectives

144755 44 p. p 428.2 Hel Brief text in rhyme and pictures introduces adjectives and their uses. Six traits of writing: conventions, word choice. (2001;Grosset and Dunlap, Inc.)

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Mirandy and Brother Wind

144751 32 p. E McK To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner. Six traits of writing: word choice and ideas and content. (1988;Alfred A. Knopf)

6+1 TRAITS ­ Word choice ­ Heartland AEA 11 Picture Books: An Annotated match for the exaggerated text. May be Bibliography with Activities for used as a read aloud, in a creative pi writing unit, or a study of word play. Six Teaching Writing

traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.1. Interest level: K-3. (2002) 222231 177 p. a 808.06 Culham, Ruth Ruth Culham presents an annotated bibliography, activities, and lessons for teaching writing using children's picture books and NREL's 6-Trait Writing model. Each annotation and activity is grouped separately into one of the effective writing traits of the model. These traits include: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions and teacher resource. (1998;Northwest Regional Educational Lab.)

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

144616 34 p. pi F Fra When Sage's spelling and definition of a word reveal her misunderstanding of it to her classmates, she is at first embarrassed but then uses her mistake as inspiration for the vocabulary parade. Six traits of writing: word choice. (2000;Harcourt Children's Books)

The Old Man & His Door

145184 32 p. p E Sot Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996;G.P. Putnam's, Sons)

Old Woman Who Named Things

144747 32 p. p E Ryl An old woman who has outlived all her friends is reluctant to become too attached to the stray dog that visits her each day. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996;Harcourt Brace)

Mountain Dance

146351 32 p. p E Loc A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains. May be used with the trade science books in science strategy. Reading level: 4.6. Interest level: K-3. Six Traits of Writing, Word Choice. (2001)

Picture Books: An Annotated Bibliography with Activities for Teaching Writing

219354 177 p. a 808.06 Cul Ruth Culham presents an annotated bibliography, activities, and lessons for teaching writing using children's picture books and NWREL's 6-Trait Writing model. Each annotation and activity is grouped separately into one of the effective writing traits of the model. These traits include: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. (1998;Northwest Regional Educational Lab.)

Out of the Dust

136462 227 p. ij F Hes In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Six traits of writing: Word choice and voice, organization. Historical fiction. This novel is written in poetic style. (1997;Scholastic Press)

My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch

144741 42 p. E Bas A story in rhyme about a grandma in Australia who travels with unusual animals. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1983) i

Pictures in the Fire

144780 37 p. p E Fis A rich man writes his last will. Six traits of writing: word choice and presentation. (1993;Blue Lantern Books)

My Mama Had a Dancing Heart

132297 30 p. p E Gra A ballet dancer recalls how she and her mother would welcome each season with a dance outdoors. Six traits of writing: sentence fluency, ideas, word choice. (1995;Orchard Books)

Owl Moon

145596 32 p. p E Yol On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl. Six traits of writing: Word choice, strong organization. Character education: fairness, empathy, respect grade 1. (1987;Philomel Books)

A Place to Grow

146114 32 p. p E Pak A little girl and her father are planting a new garden. The father uses the metaphor of a seed that needs a safe place to grow to compare their life of moving to a safe place to live. Features an Asian immigrant family. May be used with the trade books in science strategy. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.6. Interest level: 1-3. (2002)

The Night I Followed the Dog

131990 36 p. p E Lad A boy follows his dog one night to see what exactly dogs do at night when they're on their own. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1994;Chronicle Books)

Noodle Man: The Pasta Superhero

148154 36 p. p E Say To compete with the pizza-delivery businesses that threaten his family's pasta business, Al Dente invents a portable pasta maker that he tries to sell door-to-door. The townspeople still prefer pizza­until the town realizes the contraption comes in handy for capturing crooks, rescuing young boys from burning buildings, and assisting Mari Nara, the pizza deliverywoman­ thus earning Al a reputation as Noodleman, the pasta superhero, and saving the family business. Lots of humor and absurdity are a perfect

Picture books: An Annotated Bibliography for Use With the 6 Trait Analytic Model of Writing Assessment and Instruction

217091 80 p. a 372.623 Spa Picture books which illustrate the writing traits of ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions are listed with annotations. Suggestions for using them in writing assessment and instruction are included. (1994; Northwest Regional Educational Lab.)

Possum Magic

144736 32 p. p E Fox When Grandma Poss's magic turns Hush invisible, the two possums take a culinary tour of Australia to find the food that will make her visible once more. Six traits of writing: word choice. Character education: responsibility, grade 1. (1990;Gulliver Books)

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Raising Sweetness

6+1 TRAITS ­ Word choice ­ Heartland AEA 11 The Starry Night The Secret Footprints

144642 36 p. pi 398.2 Alv A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come. Six traits of writing: organization & word choice. (2000; Alfred A. Knopf) 144732 30 p. pi E Wal Vincent Van Gogh befriends a young boy in New York City in this picture book fantasy about art and creativity. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1999;Boyds Mills Press)

140562 32 p. pi E Sta Sweetness, one of eight orphans living with a man who is an unconventional housekeeper, learns to read, and writes an important letter to improve their situation. Six traits of writing: word choice. Character education: caring, empathy, respect, grade 2. (1999;G.P. Putnam's, Sons)

The Storm

133654 16 p. pi F Har Though confined to a wheelchair, Jonathan faces the terror of a tornado all by himself and saves the lives of the horses on the family farm. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1995;Cobblehill Books, Dutton)

Red with Other Colors

148585 24 p. p 535.6 Par This book displays red items, introduces various shades of red, and described how to mix it with other primary hues to make secondary colors. The photos show children of various ethnic backgrounds doing art projects and creating healthy food concoctions in the appropriate hue. Uses simple vocabulary and sentence structure to explain concepts. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 1.6. Interest level: K-3. (2004)

Seeing with New Eyes, Third Edition

252687 60 min Seeing With New Eyes is the third video in NWREL's In the Classroom series that explores the many ways young writers­kindergarten through grade three­learn to write by using the six traits: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions. The video takes viewers inside Seattle-area classrooms to watch young writers respond to fine literature, revise and edit writing, and engage in critical thinking activities. The video, text, and guide provide ways to assess and teach beginning writers that emphasizes the positive, builds on the reading-writing link, and teaches students to think and work like writers. Picture books by Maya Angelou, Chris Raschka, Eve Bunting, Gary Paulsen, Mem Fox, and Jan Haley are featured in a variety of scenarios that celebrate the link between writing and reading. The video is accompanied by the Seeing With New Eyes text and facilitator's guide. 1/2" VHS, guide and book (1996;Northwest Regional Educational Lab.)

Storm boy

138233 32 p. i F Lew Thrown from his canoe during an ocean storm, a young Native American boy is washed ashore under a strange sky near a village inhabited by very large people who make him very welcome. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1999;Gareth Stevens Publishing)

Roberto: The Insect Architect

144740 32 p. p E Lad No one will hire Roberto the architect because he also happens to be a termite, so he sets off to the city to find success on his own. Six traits of writing: word choice. Literary devices: alliteration, allusion, antithesis, cliche, parallelism, pun. (2000;Chronicle Books)

A Story for Bear

148156 32 p. p E Has When a young woman, summering alone in a rustic cabin, sees that a curious bear is spying on her, she calmly begins reading aloud. Day after day the bear returns to hear more, not understanding the words, but responding to the feelings and expression in the woman's voice. At summer's end, she leaves her books behind, so the bear carefully carries them to his den, hearing as he sleeps among them, her voice "telling him a tale of adventure, and magic, and love." Colored pencil illustrations. Theme of the power of words and the pleasures of reading. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 4.4. Interest level: K-3. (2002)

Rules of the Road

140222 201 p. sa F Bau Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a sales woman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. (1998;Puffin)

Silent to the Bone

142175 261 p. ij F Kon When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteenyear-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. (2000; Atheneum Books For Young Readers)

The Student Friendly Guide to Writing with Traits

217089 70 p. a 372.623 Spa Guidelines and advice for young writers are provided along with clearly defined rubrics for six areas: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. (1993;Northwest Regional Educational Lab.)

Saturdays and Teacakes

148526 32 p. p E Lam A young boy remembers the Saturdays when he was nine or ten and he would ride his bicycle to his Ma'am-maw's house, where they spent the day together mowing the lawn, picking vegetables, eating lunch, and making delicious, sweet teacakes. Watercolor paintings capture the world of Heflin, Alabama in 1964. Could be used with a unit about writing descriptive memoirs. May be used as a read aloud. Six traits of writing: word choice, and organization. Reading level: 5.3. Interest level: K-3. (2004)

6+1 Trait Writing: A Model That Works: Word Choice

254461 8 min a The trait Word Choice, from the 6+1 Trait Writing Assessment Model, is defined and scoring criteria is provided. These concepts are illustrated by student papers that are read aloud, interviews with teachers, and skits by kids. The facilitator's guide by Ruth Culham and Janice Wright contains blackline masters, ideas for activities, and sample agendas for possible workshops. Keywords: 6-Trait Writing Model, Six-Trait Writing Model, 6+1 Trait Writing Model. 1/2" VHS and facilitator's guide. (2002;Northwest Regional Educational Lab.)

Subway Sparrow

128986 32 p. p E Tor On a New York subway, four strangers rise above language, age, and cultural barriers to rescue a sparrow. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1993;Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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6+1 TRAITS ­ Word choice ­ Heartland AEA 11 There's a Frog in My Throat!: by educators based on research from When Pigasso Met Mootisse the author. (2001;Corwin Press) 144655 34 p. p 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird E Lad Told Me A Year Down Yonder Pigasso, a talented pig, and Mootisse, 146434 48 p. i

428.1 Lee Presents the meanings of over four hundred common phrases with references to animals that are nonsensical if taken literally. The author's note explains the different types of sayings, from simile and metaphor to idiom and proverb. Humorous illustrations add to each phrase. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 5.2. Interest level: 3-6. (2003) an artistic bull, live across the road from one another, but when conflicts arise they build fences that ultimately become modern art masterpieces. Includes biographies of the real-life artists, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Six traits of writing: Word choice. (1998;Chronicle Books)

White with Other Colors

148531 24 p. p 535.6 Par Introduces the color white and describes how to mix it with other hues to make secondary colors. The photos show children of various ethnic backgrounds doing art projects and creating healthy foods in the appropriate hue. Features simple vocabulary and sentence structure to explain concepts. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 1.5. Interest level: K-3. (2004)

142314 130 p. ij F Pec During the recession of 1937, fifteenyear-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. Historical fiction. 2001 Newbery Award Winner (2000;Dial Books for Young Readers)

Yellow with Other Colors

148533 24 p. p 535.6 Par Introduces the color yellow and describes how to mix it with other hues to make secondary colors. The photos show children of various ethnic backgrounds doing art projects and creating healthy foods in the appropriate hue. Features simple vocabulary and sentence structure to explain concepts. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 1.5. Interest level: K-3. (2004)

Touching Spirit Bear

145508 241 p. ij F Mik After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life. Six traits of writing: word choice, voice. (2001)

The Unbeatable Bread

134261 28 p. p E Hoo The aroma of a special bread subdues the effects of a harsh winter and draws people and animals to unite in a fabulous feast. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996;Dial Books for Young Readers)

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

133360 36 p. pi 92 Rud A biography of Wilma Rudolph, the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996;Harcourt Brace)

Yo! Yes?

144768 32 p. p E Ras Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends. Six traits of writing: word choice. May be adapted as script for reader's theater. (1993;Orchard Books)

The View From Saturday

135850 163 p. i F Kon Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition. Six traits of writing: word choice. (1996; Atheneum Books For Young Readers)

The Wolf Who Cried Boy

148159 31 p. p E Har In this fractured Aesop's fable, Little Wolf longs for "boy" for supper rather than the usual: Lamburgers, Sloppy Does, and Muskratatouille. His parents promise that if a boy shows up, they'll track him down and cook him. Little Wolf puts it to the test right away by calling, "Boy!" which achieves the desired result of ruining dinner two nights in a row. His parents catch on and decide to ignore their son just as a pack of Boy Scouts shows up. Textured pen and colored-ink illustrations are packed with details. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 3.5. Interest level: K-3. (2002)

The Wanderer

142313 305 p. ij F Cre Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a fortyfive foot sailboat, which along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. 2001 Newbery Honor Book. Six traits of writing: voice, word choice. (2001; Chelsea House Publishers)

Weaving the Rainbow

148530 34 p. p E Lyo An artist raises sheep, shears them, cards and spins the wool, dyes it, and then weaves a colorful picture of the Kentucky pasture where her lambs were born. Takes readers through the artistic process. Six traits of writing: word choice. Reading level: 2.6. Interest level: K-3. (2004)

Writing to standards: teacher's resource of writing activities for preK-6

222565 133 p. a 372.62 Kir This workbook highlights the following writing traits: voice, ideas and content, word choice, sentence fluency, organization, and conventions. The activities and samples in this workbook provide a hands-on opportunity to explore the writing trait while meeting the fundamental state established standards and reform as agreed upon

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