About this Grantee
Ms. True and her colleagues form a study group to explore the “6 + 1 Traits of Writing” method to help their students find their voices as writers and effectively communicate their ideas through written expression. Using student work, the group examines the manner in which students are assessed in writing and develops methods for monitoring student growth, grouping like needs for mini-lessons, and meeting diverse classroom management needs. By serving as mentors for new teachers and providing support for existing staff, the group participants maximize the impact of their learning.