Vicki Spandel Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing: Assessment and Instruction, 5/e From Vicki Spandel, the pioneer of 6-trait writing, this fifth edition of our market-leading resource brings everything up to date, offering a comprehensive overview of the best education strategies and philosophies of writing assessment and instruction. It provides clear guidelines on helping students draft, assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situation. With its new lessons, updated rubrics, and inclusion of diverse learners, this book prepares teachers to guide their students to success on state tests and beyond. Give students the preparation they need to become writers for life! Now teachers have access to a new multi-level, research-based series written for the second grade through eighth grade classroom that shows revisionin action.Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editorsis the perfect complement to Vicki's classic text,Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing! To learn more about the new series see the inside front cover. "I cannot name another book that provides such relevant material that is so easy to incorporate into classroom teaching. This text delivers what it promisesit actually surpasses what it promises. A precious jewel for writing teachers!" Donna Horton, Hillcrest Middle School, Simpsonville, South Carolina "Vicki Spandel has an authentic voice that speaks to people in the profession. [She] is the strongest part about the text: here is a teacher who really knows her stuff and is, above all, realistic and practical." Tamara Doehring, Melbourne High School, Melbourne, Florida Vicki Spandelhas worked as a language arts teacher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. Since her work developing the original, internationally recognized 6-Trait Model for writing assessment and instruction, she has served as scoring director for more than 75 state, county, and district writing assessments. Vicki is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing. Her books includeCreating Writers Through 6-Trait WritingandCreating Young Writers(Allyn & Bacon);The 9 Rights of Every Writer(Heinemann); andThe Write Traitsseries (Great Source Education Group).Spandel, Vicki is the author of 'Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205619108 and ISBN 020561910X.