Writing Strategies Book

Align the goals in Writing Strategies Book to Traits Writing

To help you use her Writing Strategies Book most effectively, Jennifer Serravallo has created a crosswalk between her book and several commonly used writing approaches and programs. If you use Ruth Culham’s Traits Writing, Jen’s guide includes a chart that helps you align the 10 goals in The Writing Strategies Book to the scoring guide categories in Traits Writing.

Jen’s hierarchy of 10 writing goals is a great foundation for lesson plans, and it maps onto many categories in the Traits Writing scoring guide. Once you’ve assessed your writers, Jen’s goals can help prioritize the work you do with individual students, small groups, or whole groups. You’ll get great ideas for matching strategies to writers’ needs.

“Writers like Ruth Culham have also organized their learning objectives into assessment categories. In this guide, I offer you my best attempt at correlating my categories to hers, so that if you identify from Traits Writing’s scoring guide that a student could use work in a certain category, you’ll be able to easily find strategies in my book to support that student.”

Jennifer Serravallo

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