The six Traits of Writing

Kolby Volesky

The Six Traits of Writing

These are the six traits of writing.


  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions




Ideas: Excellent writing has a clear message, purpose, or focus. The writing contains plenty of specific ideas and details. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VA2Mt4O-Ns


Organization: Effective writing has a clear beginning, middle, or ending. The overall writing is well organized and easy to follow.


Voice: The best writing reveals the writer's voice-his or her special way of saying things.


Word Choice: Good writers contains strong words, including specific nouns and verbs. The word fits the audience and deliver a clear message.


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

Writing Process

Brainstorming is when you think about what he/she is going to write about. Write your ideas down.



Prewriting is when is when you have your ideas and you think about them.


Composing is when you write your rough draft.


Evaluation is when you look over your writing again.


Revision is when you think of good juicy words and sentences.


Editing is when you make changes to your writing.


Publishing is when you share your writing with other people.



Write Tools

  • T-table
  • Core 4 Topic Sentence
  • Transition/main ideas
  • details/tell me more sentence
  • concluding sentence
  • color scheme
-green/yellow/red