6 Traits of Writing
- Have a good topic sentence.
- Good main ideas with transitions.
- Details/tell me more sentences.
- Awesome conclusion.
- Speak in an engaging that makes the reader always wanting more!
- Show the reader, don't tell!
- Have specific nouns and verbs.
- Use exciting adverbs and adjectives.
- Thesauruses are important!
- Use evaluation sheet for revision.
- Edit by using C.O.P.S. (Capitalization, Overall Appearance, Punctuation, Spelling.)
Now, The Writing Process!
THE WRITING PROCESS SONG YAY
Please watch from 2:56 to 5:00
- Think of topic, main idea, and tell me more sentences.
- Map out your paragraph, are you ready to write?
- Look at how many sentences you have, do you have too many sentences? Too little?
- What is the length of each sentence, does the length vary?
- Take a look at the first word of each sentence and make sure they don't all start with the same word.
- Be sure to have interesting words as well.
- Use C.O.P.S., by first finding capital mistakes.
- Then look at the overall appearance, punctuation, and spelling and fix them.
- ( Edit until you can't edit anymore.- video)
- Use a T-Table to organize your information.
- Your topic sentence is green, main ideas are yellow, tell me more sentences are red, and conclusions are also green.
- Green is for go! Yellow is slow... Red is for STOP!!!
Core 4 Topic Sentences
- Use ether a question, a declarative sentence, a situation/stance, or a number sentence for your topic sentence.
- If you use question topic sentence, don't ask a question that can be answered by yes or no.( Do you want to learn about this? No!)
- This is green, so go on and chose a topic sentence!
- In order to have a situation/stance topic sentence, you need a transition word.
- They include; also, another, equally important, finally, first*, further more, however, in addition, in fact, next, one, second*, the last, third*, to begin.
- *Never use first, second, and third in one sentence.
- Main ideas are the main part of the paragraph.
- These also have transitions.
- Make sure they go with the topic!
- These are yellow, so slow down and think.
Details/Tell Me More
- Details are important they, help the paragraph by going deeper.
- These are red, so stop and think about the details.
- Conclusions are the ending of the paragraph.
- Don't have a question for a conclusion.
- This is also green, go!