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Six Traits of Writing Introduction

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Katelyn Bever

on 13 September 2016

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Transcript of Six Traits of Writing Introduction

The Six Traits
of Writing
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.
1
Ideas
DETAILS
=

interesting, important, and informative-- the best details are those the reader would not normally predict
or anticipate
IDEAS
=
the main message / theme
+
all the supporting details that enrich and develop that theme
STRONG IDEAS
=
a message that is clear,
not garbled
2
Organization
STRONG
ORGANIZATION
=
engaging introduction, logical chain of events in the middle, and satisfying conclusion
CONCLUSION
=

answers important questions while still leaving the reader something to think about
ORGANIZATION
=
-the internal structure of a piece of writing
-the pattern and sequence
3
Voice
VOICE
=
-the writer coming through the words
-the sense that a real person is speaking to us and cares about the message
VOICE
=

-the heart and soul of the writing
-the magic, the wit, the feeling, the life and breath
4
Word
Choice
STRONG WORD CHOICE
=

-communicating in a way that moves and enlightens the reader
-use of figurative language
WORD CHOICE
=
the use of colorful, rich, PRECISE language
5
Sentence
Fluency
STRONG SENTENCE FLUENCY
=

-sentences that vary in length, beginnings, structure, and style
-no awkward word patterns
SENTENCE FLUENCY
=
-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?
6
Conventions
CONVENTIONS
=

the mechanical correctness of the piece
STRONG CONVENTIONS
=

-evidence that the writer has CAREFULLY proofread and edited the piece
6 ELEMENTS OF CONVENTIONS
=
1. spelling
2. punctuation
3. capitalization
4. grammar/usage
5. paragraphing
6. handwriting & neatness
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