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Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 6: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons

Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 6: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons
Author: Vicki Spandel
ISBN 13: 9780205570614
ISBN 10: 205570615
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-09-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
List Price: $38.50

Vicki Spandel

Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 6: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons


Challenge students to be daring, creative, and confident revisers with the help of writing expert Vicki Spandel!  Based on its highly successful parent texts, Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing and Creating Young Writers, this new grade-level series offers a fresh approach to strengthening revision and editing skills in grades two through eight.  Each research-based volume includes a wealth of interactive lessons based on samples of problematic writing that students revise or edit in teams, with a follow-up coaching discussion led by the teacher.


What’s the best way to teach sixth graders to revise and edit?  With focused lessons designed especially for them.  These 15 revision lessons and 15 editing lessons stress a process approach that spotlights one kind of problem at a time, making revision manageable for sixth graders at all ability levels.  Clear illustrations, samples, and step-by-step instructions for each lesson show teachers precisely what writing skill to focus on—how to introduce it, present it, and reinforce it in future writing.


“This book gives classroom teachers exactly what they need…what revision and editing lessons should look like in their classroom…[This] is a great companion to Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing book. I can’t wait to share this new resource with teachers.”

Dena Harrison, Language ArtsTeacher/Department Chair, Mendive Middle School, Sparks, NV


“Concept and techniques are clearly written and…[allow] educators to peruse quickly through a lesson and chose which levels are [appropriate] for their students.”
Rebecca Zieminski, Literacy Coach, Marlborough Intermediate Elementary, Marlborough, MA  



Vicki Spandel has worked as a language arts teacher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. Since her work developing the original, internationally recognized 6-Trait Model for writing assessment and instruction, she has served as scoring director for more than 75 state, county, and district writing assessments. Vicki is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing. Her books include Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing, 5e and Creating Young Writers, 2e, (Allyn & Bacon); The 9 Rights of Every Writer (Heinemann); and The Write Traits series (Great Source Education Group).