6 Traits of Writing
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
- Use specific nouns and verbs
- Use exciting adverbs and adjectives
- Use a thesaurus
- 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
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?
- Is when you make a statement with a number in it (one, two, three, oodles, plethra). Example: Students should follow these three steps.
- Is a sentence that has two halves, separated by a comma. Example: If you want to be successful in school, follow these simple steps.