Six Traits of Writing

Madison Shultz


Writing should have a clear message or a purpose. Make sure your writing has plenty of ideas and details.


Your writing should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. All of the writing is well organized and easy to follow.


Some of the best writing reveals the writers voice, opinion, there thoughts; their special way of saying things.

Six Traits of Writing - Voice

Word Choice

Excellent writing contains juicy, strong, and specific nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Sentence Fluency

Make sure your sentences aren't choppy, cut off, really chunky sentences. Try to make them smooth, with your juicy sentence from one sentence to the other.


Good writing is carefully edited to make sure it's easy to understand.

Conventions Rockin' the Six Traits of Writing

The Writing Process


Trying to come up with as many ideas as you can for your topic sentence.


Prewriting and brainstorming are pretty much the same thing, this is putting all of your ideas on paper.


Composing is kind of like your rough draft, sloppy copy, your first real shot to get a look of your piece of writing.


This is when you break down your writing and you look for silly errors.


Revision is when you fix your grammar, stuff like word choice, sentence fluency, and you're still looking for silly errors.


This is when you should change poor words into juicy, picture painting words.


Finally! You get to share, read, or send your piece of writing to your audience!

Write Tools


You can do your t-table in color notes or number notes.

Core 4 Topic Sentences

You have four boxes. You need to think of four topic sentences. They should be a simple sentence, a simple sentence, a question sentence, and a stance sentence.


Transitions are starting words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or section on your piece of writing.

Main Idea Sentences

They tell the main thing your gonna be talking/writing about in that section.

Details/ Tell Me Mores

This is the deeper information to back up your main idea sentences.


Last but not least, you should always have a conclusion. This is the cherry on top, it helps wrap up your piece of writing, it's just the end of the piece of writing to tell the audience that your finished. Good Luck!