The Six Traits
By Adrian Dale
trait #1: IDEAS & the writing processes: BRAINSTORMING & Prewriting
To me, the Idea is the most important writing trait. Because without the idea, you wouldn't know what to write about. But to get a idea, first you have to brainstorm. Think up a few ideas, and pick the one you like the most! When you have the option, you should always pick a topic that interests you. Prewriting is listing your ideas. A t-table helps you organize those ideas.
trait #2 organization & color schemes
Organization is what helps you put your thoughts in order and makes sure your sentences are easy to follow. Your color schemes show what kind of sentence it is. There are four kinds of sentences, topic, main ideas, tell me mores, and conclusion. There can only be one topic sentence, and it should tell what your paragraph is about, and it is green. Then there are your big idea sentences that support the topic. These are yellow. Then there's the tell me more sentences which should give interesting details about your big ideas. They are red. Lastly, there's your conclusion which should smoothly end your paper and is green again.
trait #4: word choice
You should at least try to use specific nouns, vivid verbs, and carefully chosen modifiers.
An easy way to find good words is to use a thesaurus or a dictionary. Don't use short, choppy, overused words. Instead you should use interesting, colorful words. (I think you can get a better word Snoopy.)
trait #6: conventions & the writing processes: revising & editing
Writing conventions are things spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Good writing is carefully edited and follows the rules of conventions. Remember to always carefully edit your writing. Revising and editing is checking and reconsidering to make sure you're using the proper conventions on your writing. (this guys not using very good conventions.)
Conventions Rockin' the Six Traits of Writing