"In just one-and-a-half years, our district has experienced remarkable improvement in both instruction and student writing. The 6 + 1 TRAIT model gave us the essential elements needed for long-term systemic change  . . .You know you are getting results when teachers say in November that students are writing at a level they used to expect in January. With the publication of this new book, we expect the same level of success with our primary students.”

Louise L. Cleveland,
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,
Harrison School District, NY

"Once again, Ruth Culham provides us with an engaging, easy-to-read text that balances developmental theory and practical application for teachers of young writers. This remarkable book is essential for all primary teachers….”

Kelli R. Paquette,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Ruth Culham’s book is an essential resource . . . Primary teachers, curriculum and writing project directors, teacher educators, and parents will value the clear definitions, scoring guides, focus lessons, teaching strategies, and recommended picture books that make the 6 + 1 TRAIT model powerful and empowering.”

Beverly Ann Chin,
University of Montana, Missoula


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