6 Traits of Writing

Aubrey Frey

Ideas


  • choose a topic that interests you ( be creative), or what your teacher assigns
  • include details-facts, statistic examples, and thoughts/feelings



Organization

  • topic-green
  • main ideas-yellow( transitions)
  • tell me more-red
  • conclusion-green


Voice

  • speak in an interesting way that keeps people reading your story
  • show instead of tell


Word Choice

  • use exact nouns/verbs
  • use breath-taking adjectives/adverbs
  • use a thesaurus (Thesaurus.com)


Sentence Fluency

  • combine short sentences into longer ones
  • use a variety of sentences lengths
  • use both long and short sentences


Conventions

  • revise your work by using evaluation sheet
  • edit your work by using C.O.P.S.


Writing is Cool!!!!!!! (song for kids about the basics of beginning writing)

Brainstorming

  • think of ideas for your story
  • make an organized list


Prewrite

  • make a T-table
  • write your main ideas, topic sentences, and tell me more


Compose

  • write a first draft
  • organize your ideas


Evaluate


  • do you like your work
  • write down your steps on a spread sheeet



Revise

  • is this your best work
  • how can you make it better
  • does it flow nicely


Edit

  • check for capitalization, commas, punctuation, miss spelling exc.
  • anything else that you need to fix


Pulblish

  • share your story! :)


Core 4 Topic Sentences

  • simple statement
  • number statement
  • question
  • situation stance


Topic Sentences

Green- use the core 4 topic sentences


Transitions

  • words to connect sentences


Main Ideas

Yellow- has to have a transition word at the beginning of the sentences

Tell Me More

Red- has more information about the main ideas


Conclusion

Green-is like the topic sentence but in different wording


Color Scheme

  • goes in a circle starting at green