6 Traits of Writing

Mattie Hansen


  • Choose a topic that interest you and fits your assignment.
  • Include details such as facts, statics, examples, and thoughts/ feelings

Word Choice

  • Use specific nouns and verbs
  • Use exciting adverbs/ adjectives
  • Use a Thesaurus


  • Speak in an engaging way that keeps the reader wanting more!
  • Show instead of tell.

Sentence Fluency

  • Combine short, sloppy sentences
  • Use a variety of sentence lenghths
  • Use simple complex


  • Use a educated sheet to revise
  • Editing C.O.P.S

Conventions Rockin' the Six Traits of Writing


Editing is when you check your work, or fix your mistakes.

Brain Storming

Brain Storming is when you sit down and think of different topics or ideas to talk about.


Prewriting is when you do a first draft instead of doing the nice draft right away.

Rough Draft

A rough draft is your very first paper before you start doing the writing process on it.


Publishing is when you publish your final draft.


Revising is when you skim and scan over your work, or just read through your paragraph carefully.


Brake down your writing, and look for flaws.


  • Topic sentence (green)
  • Main ideas, transitions ( yellow)
  • Detain tell me more sentence (red)
  • conclusion (green)

Main Ideas

The main idea is the main topic.


The detail is the tell me more.


A conclusion is summing up everything you have done.


Transitions are, phrases, number statements, starter words.

Core Four Topic Sentences

Simple sentence, number statement, question, situation stance.