Birth Announcement

Traits Writing was born at 10:17 CST, Monday, July 25, 2011.  Weighing in at 368 pages of lesson plans for every grade, and in full color, Traits Writing:  The Complete Writing Program for Grades K-8 made its debut appearance at the Scholastic National Sales Conference to the standing applause of a hundred or more eager Reps.  Proud parents Ruth Culham and Ray Coutu were on hand to walk through each extraordinary feature. Godparents  Dick Robinson, Greg Worrell, and Patrick Daley spoke eloquently about how Traits Writing would help every teacher and her students meet and exceed their writing goals.    There was dancing and singing as the Writing Revolution began and a new era of writing instruction was officially launched.  To quote the tired yet exuberant birthing team, “This is a day of celebration for writing teachers everywhere.”    Check out newborn photos:

Enjoy the celebration at the Sales Conference from Scholastic V.P Patrick Daley and members of the sales team of the School Classroom and Community Group:  SCCG

About Ruth Culham

RUTH CULHAM has written more than 40 books and best-selling resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits and writing from reading is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion. Ruth’s most recent books, The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing and Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, are available from Stenhouse Publishers. She also conducts professional development for schools and districts and writes a regular column for The Reading Teacher.
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2 Responses to Birth Announcement

  1. Debbie Stewart says:

    I know this was a long pregnancy, tough delivery, but, so worth it!
    Congratulations to all for the happy & healthy bundle of joy!

  2. Cecile says:

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday.
    It’s always exciting to read articles from other writers and use something from their web sites.

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