She first introduced each trait to her second graders with a different colored paper. This tape is very inexpensive and can be found at your local office supply store. Within this introduction, we introduced six characters, each representing one of the six traits.
The most widely acceptable explanations include the impact of a …. Early in the school year, Sherry put the students in groups--one group per trait. NOTE: She teaches the freshmen composition class, so Sherry knew that the students in this small rural high school were all exposed to the traits previously.
This honors that the common language of the 6 Traits can be applied to all grades and all students.
Melanie built her visual display with concrete triggers next to each trait-backpack e. The teachers celebrated all the good writing they'd seen during the introduction of the traits.
She adhered each icon to colored cardstock and then laminated them. Using the Smekens icons , she made her own "posters" and laminated them. As a result, my classroom along with five or six others were required destinations for my fellow teachers during "focus walks" conducted on selected early release days. It shows six "iPods" each representing one of the six traits.
The individual signs looked like this: The Classroom Theme As it turns out and not accidentally , most of the previous displays on bulletin boards, white boards, and classroom walls that you have been reading about here contributed to my classroom theme. Notice how she then spiraled her instruction, adding individual crayons mini-lesson skills to each trait. The most widely acceptable explanations include the impact of a …. Once all six characters were introduced early in the year, individual writing skills were taught throughout the rest of the year.
But, you will have a large paper tapestry ready to attach to the classroom walls anywhere you choose. I sincerely hope that somewhere in these bulletin board ideas for teachers, you have found something that suits your subject area and classroom. As she taught specific writing skills via mini-lessons, she added music notes coordinating with each trait guitar. She selected a literature example--" The Carpet Fitter "--and an informational text passage--" Body of Evidence. Picture Book Covers When introducing the traits to primary students, your trait bulletin board may need to be more visual and a little less text heavy. Having the bulletin board in your class re-establishes the interest every class period.
Early in the school year, Sherry put the students in groups--one group per trait. In addition to acting as a log of her trait-based mini-lessons, her bulletin board doubled as a management system.