6 Traits of writing

Shannon Beck

Ideas

  • chose a topic that interest you and fits your assignment.
  • Include details such as fact, statistic , example and thought/feelings

Organization

  • Topic sentence (green)
  • main Ideas with transitions ( yellow)
  • Details/ tell me more sentences ( red)
  • Conclusion ( green)


Voice

  • speak in an ingageing way that keeps the reader wanting more
  • show rather then tell


Word choice

  • To use specific nouns and verbs
  • Use exiting adverbs and adjectives
  • Use a thasaurus


Sentence Fluency

  • combine short, copy sentence into smoother ones
  • use a variety of sentence length
  • simple, compound and complex sentence


Conventions

Use evaluation sheet for revisionedit using cops

Writing Process

Brainstorming/Prewriting

  • Think of ideas.
  • Write ideas down.

Compose(rough draft/sloppy copy)

  • Sloppy copy
  • Rough draft

Evaluation

Look at what you wrote.

Revision

Find the mistakes.

Editing

Change/fix

Publish/Sharing

Putting a story where others can see it.

Write Tools

T-Table

  • Topic sentence (green)
  • main Ideas with transitions ( yellow)
  • Details/ tell me more sentences ( red)
  • Conclusion ( green)

Core Four topic sentences (green)

  • Simple statement
  • Question
  • Situation/stance
  • Number

Transitions

  • Words you use to make a point.
  • Words that stand out.

Main Idea Sentences (yellow)

most important ideas in a paragraph.

Details/Tell me more (red)

Explain more detail.

Conclusion (green)

Wraps up the story and where the ending is.

WriteSteps & the 6 Traits - a Teacher on Common Core Writing & K-5 Writers Workshop