6 Traits of Writing

Ashley Grice

Ideas

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.

Organization

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)


Voice

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

Conventions

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

Brainstorming-

Jot down ideas thoughts .




Pre-writing-

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




Revising-

Re-reading your paper and primarily looking for errors




Editing-

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




Compose-

Write down your ideas in a paragraph or more,




Evaluation-

You can over look your paper or paragraph .






Publishing-

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)