6 Traits of Writing

Ashley Grice


Excellent writing has a clear message, purpose, or focus.The writing contains plenty of specific ideas and details.

  • Choose topic that interest you and fits your assignment .
  • Include details such as facts, statistics, example, and thoughts or feelings.


Effective writing has a clear begging middle and end the overall writing is well organized and easy to follow.

  • Topics sentences (green)
  • Main ideas (yellow)
  • Details/tell me more (pink/red)


The best writing reveals the writers voice his or her special way pf saying things.

  • Speak in an engaging way that keeps readers want more
  • Show rather then tell

Word Choice

Good writing contains strong words including specific nouns and verbs. The words fit the audience and deliver clear messages.

  • Use specific nouns and verbs
  • use exciting adverbs and adjetives
  • use a thesorus

Sentence Fluency

Effective writing flows smoothly from one sentence vary in length and begin in a variety of ways.

  • Combine short , choppy sentences into longer smoother ones.
  • Use a variety of sentences lengths and beggings


Good writing is carefully edited to make sure it is easy to understand. The writing follows the rules for punctuation and spelling.

  • Use evaluation sheet for revision .
  • Edit using .C.O.P.

Six Traits of Writing for Stick People

Writing Proccess


Jot down ideas thoughts .


You can jot down notes, thoughts, ideas, details that go with your ideas.


Re-reading your paper and primarily looking for errors


make any corrections like; grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization,,comma errors, introductions sentences.


Write down your ideas in a paragraph or more,


You can over look your paper or paragraph .


Is like your final draft. Your final copy of your rough draft.

Writing Tools

  • Topics sentence/Conclusion (Green)
  • Big ideas (yellow)
  • Tell me mores/details (pink/red)