The 6 Traits Of Writing

Chris Banwart

The 6 Traits of Writing

Ideas

  • chose a topic that interests you and fits the assignment
  • include details such as facts, statistics, examples, and thoughts/feelings


Organization

  • top sentences are highlighted in green
  • main ideas are highlighted in yellow and should have transitions
  • detail(tell me more sentences) are highlighted in red
  • conclusions (like topic sentences) are highlighted in green


Voice

  • Write like you speak to keep people interested
  • Show Rather than tell


Word Choice

  • use specific nouns/verbs
  • Use exiting adjective and adverbs
  • USE A THESAURUS


Sentence Fluncey

  • combine short choppy sentences and make into large smoother one
  • use a variety of sentence beginnings and lengths
  • use simple, compound, and complex sentences


Conventions

  • Use an evaluation sheet
  • edit using C.O.P.S.

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Writing Process

Brainstorming

Think of ideas to use on Paragraph/essay


Prewriting

Organizing thoughts and making them into sentences


Compose Rough Draft

Take the sentences and put them into parts of a paragraph


Evaluation

look at the ol' rough draft search for parts that could be changed into more "juicy" words


Revision

You know the errors you found when doing evaluation now write that stuff on your paper


Editing

Well the name speaks for its self but unlike revisions you look for sentence lengths and stuff like that.


Publishing and sharing

Now what you've been working hard for The finishing draft type or write it the best you can using the revisions then share your masterpeice


Write Tools

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^The t table organizes ideas ^

on the left side you have you main sentences and on the right side you have tell me more sentences


Core 4 topic sentences

a cross and on each quad of the cross write a topic with a question, a number, simple, and a situation/stance.

Highlighted in: green


transitions

each main idea should start with a transition like: next, also, and another.


Main Ideas

The name really says it all its the main ideas of the paragraph


Highlighted in: yellow

Details/tell me mores

These sentences tell more about the main ideas the "juicy" stuff

Highlighted in: red


The Concluison

These sentences end the paragraph and they basically say the beginning over again and most of the time they are the core 4 topic sentences.


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