Giving constructive feedback to student writers is critical to their success. But finding the right words can be difficult
until now. In this guide, Ruth Culham provides 100 trait-specific comments that address essential writing skills. The comments are correlated to the all-new middle school scoring guides, according to six performance levelsrudimentary, emerging, developing, refining, strong, and exceptionalmaking it easy to pinpoint areas of need and target instruction. Spiral-bound, color coded, tabbed by trait, and printed on sturdy paper that will stand up to years of use. For use with Grades 68.
Ruth Culham, Ed.D., a pioneering researcher of the Trait Model, is president of Culham Writing Company, which offers practical, engaging workshops designed to help beginning and experienced teachers implement the model in K12 classrooms. Prior to founding her company, Ruth was assessment program unit manager at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory; a teacher at Meadow Hill Middle School in Missoula, Montana, and Mountain View Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon; and English Teacher of the Year in Montana, a highlight of her 19-year teaching career.
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