Traits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 5: Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion Writing With Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational, by Ruth CulhamTraits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 5: Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion Writing With Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational, by Ruth Culham

Traits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 5: Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion…

byRuth Culham

Paperback | June 10, 2016

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Bring literature to life in the writing classroom!

With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham's Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers:

  • An emphasis on modes-narrative, informational, and opinion-to help you address higher standards
  • A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children's authors, and student-friendly scoring guides
  • Culham's bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing


Grade 5 Mentor Texts:

  • Ideas: Buried Sunlight
  • Organization: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad
  • Voice: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
  • Word Choice: Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson
  • Sentence Fluency: Jangles: A Big Fish Story
  • Conventions: What's New? The Zoo!


Using fiction and nonfiction children's books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.

Ruth Culham, Ed.D., is the president of the Culham Writing Company and former Unit Manager of the Assessment Program at Education Northwest in Portland, Oregon. She is the recognized expert in the traits of writing field and author of many professional resources published by Scholastic, including 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Gui...
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Title:Traits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 5: Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion…Format:PaperbackDimensions:13.4 × 10.06 × 5.36 inPublished:June 10, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545837731

ISBN - 13:9780545837736

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