NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The Write Foundation

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

Finally, a course on the popular 6+1 writing traits for teachers in grades K-2! The writing traits model has improved student writing in countless districts across the country; now you can apply these strategies in your primary classroom. Recommended for grades K-2.


The participant will:

1.  Demonstrate understanding of the 6+ 1 Traits of Writing:
a. Ideas  b. Organization  c. Voice  d. Word Choice  e. Sentence Fluency  f. Conventions  g. Presentation

2.  Devise effective ways of integrating all traits of writing into their classrooms.

3.  Demonstrate proficiency in assessing student writing using the traits as the criteria.


Culham, R. (2003). 6+1 Traits of writing: the complete guide for the primary grades. New York: Scholastic.

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