Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits: An Annotated Bibliography of More Than 200 Titles with Teacher-tested Lessons

Using high-quality picture books as models for writing is not a new concept. But using them to help students apply the traits of writing-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation-is. This essential resource contains over 200 teacher-friendly annotations on new and classic books, organized by trait. It also contains plenty of step-by-step, trait-focused lessons based on specific books, which can be followed directly or easily adapted. For use with Grades 3 and Up.