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Six Traits of Writing Introduction
Transcript of Six Traits of Writing Introduction
Therefore, the Six Traits of Writing are the six qualities or characteristics to consider while writing.
What is a trait?
It's a characteristic or quality.
interesting, important, and informative-- the best details are those the reader would not normally predict
the main message / theme
all the supporting details that enrich and develop that theme
a message that is clear,
engaging introduction, logical chain of events in the middle, and satisfying conclusion
answers important questions while still leaving the reader something to think about
-the internal structure of a piece of writing
-the pattern and sequence
-the writer coming through the words
-the sense that a real person is speaking to us and cares about the message
-the heart and soul of the writing
-the magic, the wit, the feeling, the life and breath
STRONG WORD CHOICE
-communicating in a way that moves and enlightens the reader
-use of figurative language
the use of colorful, rich, PRECISE language
STRONG SENTENCE FLUENCY
-sentences that vary in length, beginnings, structure, and style
-no awkward word patterns
-the rhythm and flow of the language
-the sound of the word patterns
-the way in which the
writing plays to the ear
SENTENCE FLUENCY TEST
How does it sound when read aloud?
the mechanical correctness of the piece
-evidence that the writer has CAREFULLY proofread and edited the piece
6 ELEMENTS OF CONVENTIONS
6. handwriting & neatness