6 Traits of Writing

Paige Beck


  • Choose a topic that interests you and that fits the assignment
  • Include details such as fact statement, examples, and thoughts/feelings


  • Topic sentence(green)
  • Main ideas(yellow) with transition
  • detail/ tell me more sentences(pink)
  • Conclusion(green)


  • Speak in an engaging way that keeps the reader wanting more!
  • Show rather then tell!

Word Choice

  • Use specific noun and verbs
  • Use exciting adjectives/adverb
  • Use a thesaurus

Sentences Fluency

  • Combine short, choppy sentences into longer smoother ones
  • Use variety of sentences beginning and lengths
  • Use simple, compound, and complex sentences


  • Use evaluation sheet to revise
  • Edit using COPS
Six Traits Of Writing Model - A Review

The Writing Process


  • First you should research you topic.
  • You should always just jot down some ideas.


Prewriting is were you make a rough draft on your paragraph or whatever your writing.


Helps them to look at ideas and facts in the right way.


Look and see if it's what you wanted to say and make any changes if needed.


  • Are your words spelled correctly?
  • Are the letters capital if they need to be?
  • Do you have correct punctuation?


Share your writing!

Writing Tools


T-Table is color coated notes(green,yellow,pink)

  • Green is the topic.
  • Yellow main ideas.
  • Pink is tell me more.
  • Green is also the conclusion.

Core four topic sentences(green)

Core four is where you come up with four different sentences and these are the types: simple sentences, questions, situation/stance, and number.


Need a transition on every main sentence.

Main Idea Sentences(yellow)

Main sentences is the most important information. You can have more than one main sentence.

Details/Tell me more (red)

Detail is where you give away a lot a exciting information that makes the reader want more.

Conclustion Sentences (green)

Is where you wrap up the story or paragraph.