6 Traits Overview for students

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How to be a good writer!
Using the Six Traits
of
Writing
First - we need to review the
Six Traits of Writing
 Ideas
 Voice
 Organization
 Sentence Fluency
 Word Choice
 Conventions
IDEAS
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What is my message?
Is my message clear?
Do I have enough information?
Did I include details?
Are the ideas new and interesting?
Do I have too much information?
Are my ideas something others can
relate to?
Organization
 How does my paper BEGIN?
 Did I tell things in ORDER?
 How does my paper END?
 Did I include smooth transition
words?
 Do all sentences in a paragraph
tell about the same thing?
Word Choice
 Did I use exciting words?
 Do my words tell a clear story?
 Did I try to use any new words?
 Did I use descriptive words that help
paint a picture?
Voice
• Does my writing sound like
me?
• Does my reader understand
how I feel?
• Does my writing sparkle?
Sentence Fluency
 Did I use complete sentences?
 Did I use some LONG and STRETCHY
sentences?
 Did I use some SHORT and SNAPPY
sentences?
 Is my paper easy to read aloud?
Conventions
Did I leave finger space
between words?
Did I use a title?
Did I leave margins on the
sides?
Did I use proper punctuation,
spelling, and grammar?
How do we correct our work?
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take out
add in
capitalize
lowercase
Using correction symbols!
Give boring words the
boot!
 Use exciting adjectives:
 Good wonderful
fantastic
 Bad awful horrible
terrible
Think about what you have
written.
 Is it a story that you would like to
read?
 Is it something that you know enough
about to write an interesting story?
 Will your reader understand why you
wrote this story?
How to do your best work!
Use an idea you really like
Have a friend proofread your
paper
Be excited about your writing
Have fun

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