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ERIC Number: ED485670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 332
Abstractor: ERIC
Paraeducator Professional Development Curriculum. Module IV: Assisting the Teacher in the Instruction of Writing. Trainer's Manual
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL
This module provides paraeducators with awareness of strategies that can be used to help students become better writers. The NWREL 6 + 1 Trait[R] model is offered as an example of an approach that can be used to develop and assess student writing skills and enable paraeducators to assist teachers in the instruction of writing. Paraeducators will explore basic concepts related to the writing process that will enable them to assist directing teachers in the instruction of writing for students at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The institute will cover an introduction to the five stages of the writing process (prewriting, drafting and discovering, revising, editing, and publishing); an examination of how the 6 + 1 writing traits are connected to the writing process and three types of writing; an introduction about how to apply the use of a six-trait rubric for each of the writing traits; and the opportunity to practice scoring sample student papers through the use of a one page rubric.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 SW Maine Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3297. Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A