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Six + 1 Traits- Sentence Fluency
Sentence Fluency is the rhythm and flow of the language, the sound of word patterns, the way in which the writing plays to the ear, not just to the eye. How does it sound when read aloud? That's the test. Fluent writing has cadence, power, rhythm, and movement. It is free of awkward word patterns that slow the reader's progress. Sentences vary in length, beginnings, structure, and style, and are so well crafted that the reader moves through the piece with ease.
From Education Northwest Website: http://educationnorthwest.org/traits/trait-definitions
Stories written with cadence & rhythm
The Napping House by
Call Number: P WOO (hardback and big book)
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite. Sentences are fluid and create a rhythm as the story goes on.
The Recess Queen by
Call Number: P ONE (hardback)
Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.
All the World by
Call Number: P SCA (hardback)
Follows a group of family members and friends through the course of a day as they learn the importance of all things great and small.
The Magic Hat by
Call Number: P FOX (paperback)
A wizard's hat blows into town, but it changes people into different animals when it lands on their heads.
Dog Days of School by
Call Number: P DIP
Sentences follow a repeated pattern. Also a good mentor text for Organization.