6 Traits of Writing

Mandy Morrical

The 6 Traits and What They Are

Idea
  • Choose an idea or topic
  • Include ideas such as facts, statistics, examples, and thoughts/feelings
Organization
  • Have a topic sentence
  • Main ideas need transitions(yellow)
  • Details or Tell Me More (pink/red)
  • Conclusions (green)
Voice
  • Speak in a engaging way that keeps readers wanting more
Word Choice
  • Use specific nouns and verbs
  • Use exciting adverbs and adjectives
  • Use a thesaurus
Sentence Fluency
  • Combine short choppy sentences into longer smoother ones
  • Use a variety of sentence beginnings and lengths
  • Use simple, compound, and complex sentences
Conventions
  • Use evaluation sheet to revise
  • Edit using C.O.P.S.



The Writing Process Rap

The Writing Process

Brainstorming


  • Brain storming is when you get all your ideas
Prewriting

  • Prewriting is you make a layout (or floor plans) for your paragraph
Compose

  • Make your rough draft or sloppy choppy
Evaluation

  • Evaluation is when you read over and see what you could change
Revision

  • Revising is when you change the big mistakes like taking out sentences
Editing

  • Editing is when you change little mistakes like capitalization or C.O.P.S.
Publishing/Sharing

  • Sharing is when give the document to your audience

Write Tools

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Colors of the T-Table

When you use the T-Table your Topic and Conclusion sentences should be green, your Main Ideas yellow (the Main Ideas should always have transitions), and your tell me mores red.


Core Four Topic Sentences

Declarative

  • Is when your topic sentence is declaring something. Example: Success can easily be achived in school.

Question

  • Is when you try to lure in your reader in with a question. Example: What should students do to be successful in school?

Number Statement

  • Is when you make a statement with a number in it (one, two, three, oodles, plethra). Example: Students should follow these three steps.

Situation Stance

  • Is a sentence that has two halves, separated by a comma. Example: If you want to be successful in school, follow these simple steps.