Trait Writing Strategies

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Writing is a very important skill that needs to be taught, developed and assessed for elementary graders. For each of the learning skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), there are many ways and strategies that educators can use to develop their students’ learning. In this study, I'm targeting to pay teachers' attention to learn more about (6+1 Traits Writing Strategies) which are:
(Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation).
Using traits in ESL elementary classrooms will encourage students to write better and will provide them with remarkable writing experiences. In this study, I’m going to open teachers’ eyes to our children's ability of writing and development process
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The study’s title was: Experimental Study on the Impact of the 6+1 Trait - Writing Model on Student Achievement in Writing.
(Michael Kozlow and Peter Bellamy, 2003-2004, Experimental Study on the Impact of the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model on Student Achievement in Writing).
This experimental study was designed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. It took place in 2003-2004 and it targeted grades 4 to 6 teachers and students. The mentioned study practiced a group of teachers for two days on modeling (6+1 Traits) and how to evaluate their own pieces of writing. Then, the trained teachers applied the traits in classrooms with students by having students write narrative, descriptive, or persuasive pieces of writing. Next, the researchers compare the results of the teachers in the workshop with the results of students in classrooms.
Another methodical study prepared by Michael Coe - Cedar Lake Research Group - in the U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. The study title was: An Investigation of the Impact of the 6+1 Trait Writing Model on Grade 5 Student Writing
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The questionnaire will afford the study with basic data to build on. The information collected from the questionnaire will be used in identifying the acknowledgment of (6+1 Traits) in school in the first place.
There will be interviews with school principal and some teachers/students who have applied the traits in the their classrooms to discuss the evaluation standards used to measure students' progress in writing. It will also discuss the rubrics used in the evaluating method of students’ writing works. On the other hand, interviews will pay administration’s attention to Personnel Development Programs including teacher training on (6+1 Traits).

Ethical Consideration
In this research, I’m not taking any advantage of easy-to-access individuals (such as children in this case ) simply because they are easy to access. The aim of this research is to provide Grade 3 ESL educators with an appropriate material to asses and grow their students’ writing works.
I already took permission from the school department to do my research, it was approved by the School Director to make sure I’m accurately represent what I observed, and what I was told.

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