Writing Process 6 Traits of Writing

Danielle Homrighausen

Ideas

  • Choose a topic that is interesting.
  • Include facts, statistics, examples, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Clear message, purpose, and focus.


Organization

  • Topic and conclusion sentences are green.
  • Main ideas or topic sentences are yellow.
  • Main ideas have to have TRANSITIONS!
  • Details or ''tell me more" are pink/ red.


Voice

  • Write in an engaging way that wants the reader wanting more!
  • Your own special way of saying things.
  • Reveals the true you.


Word Choice

  • Use specific nouns and verbs.
  • Use exciting adjectives and adverbs.
  • USE A THESAURUS!


Sentence Fluency

  • Use a variety of different sized sentences.
  • Use different beginnings and lengths.
  • Effective writing flows while read.


Conventions

  • Edit using C.O.P.S.
  • Carefully edit, it should be easy to understand.
  • Follow the rules for punctuation, grammar, and spelling.


The Writing Process

  • Prewriting
  • Writing
  • Responding
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Publishing/ Sharing


Brainstorming

  • Put ideas on paper
  • Choose three
  • Sort things out


Prewriting

  • Purpose and audience
  • Brainstorming
  • Form


Writing

  • Orginazation
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency


Responding

  • Teacher/ Peer confrence.
  • Self evaluation


Revising

  • Clarifying
  • Unorginiazation
  • Refining
  • Using precise lanuage


Editing

  • Conventions
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalzation


Publishing/ Sharing

  • Author's chair
  • Website
  • Preforming
  • Bulletin board


ESSAY SWAG

Color Scheme

  • Topic/ Conclusion sentences
  • Main Idea sentences
  • Detail sentences


Green

  • Topic
  • Conclusion
  • Usually one of each


Yellow

  • Main ideas
  • With TRANSITIONS
  • Usually three of them


Pink/ Red

  • Details/ "tell me more"
  • Usually nine or more
  • ( three-plus every main idea)


Transitions

  • The first word of Main Idea sentence
  • Includes number words such as First, Second, Third, ect.


Core Four

  • Simple Sentences
  • Number Statements
  • Questions
  • Situation/ Stance


T-Table

  • Simple Sentences
  • Questions
  • Number Sentence
  • Situation/ Stance


Topic Sentence and Conclusion

  • Last sentence in full paragraph
  • Always highlighted green in first draft


Main Idea

  • Usually three in a paragraph
  • Always highlighted yellow in a first draft


Details/ Tell me More

  • Usually nine plus in a paragraph
  • Always pink or red in a first draft


6 Traits of Writing

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