6 Traits of Writing

Mandy Morrical

The 6 Traits and What They Are

  • Choose an idea or topic
  • Include ideas such as facts, statistics, examples, and thoughts/feelings
  • Have a topic sentence
  • Main ideas need transitions(yellow)
  • Details or Tell Me More (pink/red)
  • Conclusions (green)
  • 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
  • Use evaluation sheet to revise
  • Edit using C.O.P.S.

The Writing Process Rap

The Writing Process


  • Brain storming is when you get all your ideas

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

  • Make your rough draft or sloppy choppy

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

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

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

  • Sharing is when give the document to your audience

Write Tools

Big image

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


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


  • 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.