The 6 Traits of Writing

Ella Wischmeyer


You should come up with an idea that interests you, one that grabs your attention.


Organize your paragraph:
  • Topic Sentence, green
  • Main Ideas with Transition, yellow
  • Details/Tell me more, red
  • Conclusion, green


Try not to use the same words over and over again. Try to use a voice that attracts the reader.

4-Word Choice

Use specific nouns and verbs. Use exiting adverbs and adjectives. Also use a thesaurus or dictionary.

5-Sentence Fluency

Combine some short sentences into some long sentences. Use a variety of starting and ending words.


Use a different sheet to revise. Revise carefully to make sure you don't miss anything. Check things like: punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

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