6+1 Traits

6+1 Traits with Tumble Books

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Picture books are a visual delight for readers of all ages for many readers. Art alone can entice the reader to return to the book again and again. There is a great teaching potential in these picture books. We can use them to model the writer's craft. By analyzing the text through the lens of one or more of the traits of writing - ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency , conventions and presentation.

The annotations are organized by traits:

Ideas: Ideas and content provide clarity and focus; rich and vivid details and a clear sense of purpose.

50 below Zero by Robert Munsch

Abra Cadabra and the Tooth Witch by Nurit Karlin

Art Supplies by Chris Tougas

Castle On Hester Street by Linda Heller

Ace Lacewing: Bad Bugs Are My Business by David Biedrzycki

Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong

Let’s do Nothing by Tony Fucile

One odd Day by Doris Fisher

Organization: These books illustrate strong organization of thoughts. It has an enticing lead, strong transitions with easy to follow sequencing and a powerhouse conclusion.

Clever Beatrice by Margaret Wiley

Clever Rachel by Debbie Waldman

Nathan saves summer by Gerry Renert

The Hockey Card by Jack and Slodovnick Avi

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

The Circulatory Story by Mary K. Corcoran

Voice: Books illustrate strong voice lively engagement and commitment. Audience and purpose for writing are in sync; the writer displays enjoyment while writing and hopes the audience too will like it too.

Tyson the Terrible by Dianne Fox

Wait and See by Robert Munsch

Hoover’s Bride by David Small

Abra Cadabra and the Tooth Witch by Nurit Karlin

50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch

Private I guana by Nina Laden

Word Choice: Books that illustrate strong word choice - deliciously used everyday words, word pictures. Precision and growth with language

I’m a Manatee by John Lithgow

Stretch by Doreen Cronin

Yancy and Bear by Hazel Hutchins

Winter is the Warmest by Lauren Stringer

Have you ever seen an Octopus with a Broom by Etta Kaner

The Quest to Digest by Mary Corcoran

Sentence Fluency: Books that illustrate strong sentence fluency with rhythm and cadence, language with a beat and variety.

If I were you by Cole Babett

Song of Middle C by Alison McGhee

I got two Dogs by John Lithgo

Ook the Book by Lisa Rovetch

Monster Mash by Mimi Maxwell

Meet the Meerkat by Darrin Lunde

Read anything good lately by Susan Allen

Conventions: Books that demonstrate usage of the language.

A Penguin’s Story by Antoinette Portis

The Lima Bean Monster by Dan Yaccarino

One is a Drummer by Roseanne Thong

I wish I had freckles like Abby by Kathyrn Heling

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Dinosailors by Deb Lund

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime (Lener eBooks) A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink ((Lener eBooks) A-B-A-B-A--a Book of Pattern Play ((Lener eBooks) Apples, Cherries, Red Raspberries ((Lener eBooks) Are you ready for Summer (Lener eBooks)

Presentation: Books that demonstrate different styles of presenting written work.

Pecorino's First Concert by Alan Madison

Tyson the Terrible by Diane Fox

Doors by Roxie Monroe

Animals: Black and White by Phyllis Tildes

Older than the stars by Karen Fox

Diary of a fly by Doreen Cronin

Duck Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Zoe Sophia’s Scrapbook by Claudia Mauner

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