Trait Crates Plus - Grade 4

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Grades 4.

Trait Crate Plus gives you grade-perfect picture books and in-depth lessons to teach writing based on the traits (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions). With 6 mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, the kit expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. Using fiction and nonfiction children's books as mentors, Trait Crate Plus adds new life and energy to the teaching of writing through thoughtful and creative lessons that are ready-to-use tomorrow. An emphasis on modes (narrative, informational, and opinion) will help you address higher standards. Crate contains:

  • 6 mentor texts by beloved children's authors - 1 for each trait
  • 6 teaching guides with trait-focused, mode-specific lessons based on the mentor texts (24 lessons total)
  • The Writing Thief professional book, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing
  • Companion website with video interviews of children's authors, downloadable pages, and student-friendly scoring guides
  • 6 teaching posters that feature key qualities of the traits
  • 120 color-coded stickers to label books and other teaching materials by trait


  • Grade 4
  • Includes 6 mentor texts, 6 teaching guides, The Writing Thief professional book, link to companion website, 6 posters, and 120 stickers

Item Weight: 0.63
Brand: Trait Crates
Prop 65:
Age: 9 yrs.
Grade: 4
School Type: Elementary School
Subject Areas: Language & Literacy


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