Six Traits of Writing

Megan Zobac

Ideas

Excellent writing has a clear message, purpose, or focus. The writing contains plenty of specific ideas and details.


  • Choose a topic that interest you and fits you assignment.
  • Include details such as fact, statistics, examples, and thought /feelings.


Organization

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



  • Topic sentence (Green).
  • Main ideas with transition (Yellow).
  • Details /tell me more (Red).
  • Conclusion (Green).



Voice

The best writing reveals the writers voice his or hers special way of saying things.



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


Word Choice

Good writing contains strong words, including specific nouns and verbs. The words fit the audience and deliver a clear message.

  • Use specific nouns and verbs.
  • Use exiting adjectives.


Sentence Fluency

Effective writing flows smoothly from one sentence to the next. Sentence vary in length and begin in a variety of ways.


  • Combine short, choppy sentence into longer, smother ones.
  • Use simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Conventions

Good writing is carefully edited to make sure it is easy to understand. The writing follows the rules for punctuation, grammar, and spelling.


  • Use evaluation sheet for revision.
  • Edit using cops

The Art of 6 Trait Writing

The Writing Process

Brainstorming

Putting your thoughts on paper.


Prewriting

Jot down note and your ideas.


Compose (rough draft)

Write down your ideas in a paragraph.


Evaluation

Over look your work.


Revise

Reread your work to improve it.


Editing

Make corrections to you work.


Publish

Share you finished work to the world.


Writing Tools

T-table

  • Core 4 topic sentences (Green)
  • Main ideas (Yellow)
  • Details/Tell me more (Red)
  • Conclusion Sentence (Green)