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6 Traits

  1. 1. 6 traits of writing<br />3rd grade<br />By Adriana Sanchez<br />
  2. 2. IDEAS<br />The main point or storyline<br />Where do ideas come from?<br />Personal anecdotes<br />dreams<br />books<br />family<br />feelings<br />magazines<br />TV shows <br />friends<br />Radio, music<br />
  3. 3. ORGANIZATION<br />The internal structure of the piece. <br />beginning., middle and ending.<br />Good sense of sequence<br />What are the 5 main parts of writing, then?<br />
  4. 4. 1 GRABBER<br />This is a sentence or two that “hooks” your reader.<br />Humorous:<br />Sometimes I truly believe my mom has an extra set of eyes in the back of her head.<br />Shocking statement:<br />If you stacked up all my little brother’s diapers that I’ve changed, they’d reach the moon and back!<br />(there are more in your YASK)<br />
  5. 5. 2. Beginning<br />This is a sentence that tells your reader what you are writing about.<br />Making ice cream sundaes for your family is not only easy, but it is great when you need to keep your sister on telling on you!<br />My Tae Kwan Do instructor, Mr. Mike, has won every belt you can imagine.<br />
  6. 6. 3. Middle<br />It is the place you write your details and create “mind movies” for your reader.<br />If you think that’s funny, listen to what happened next…<br />
  7. 7. 4. Ending<br />This is a sentence or two that wraps up your paper by telling the reader the most important thing you want to say.<br />Now you can see….<br />I think we can say without a doubt…<br />I now know for sure….<br />My paper wouldn’t be complete unless…<br />Thank you for sticking with me while I explained…<br />
  8. 8. 5. Zinger<br />This is kind of like a grabber, only at the end of your paper. A zinger can be an idiom, a phrase, or a sentence that makes the reader feel, laugh or think. <br />I’ll never do that again!<br />Go team!<br />If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.<br />Believe me, this won’t happen again!<br />
  9. 9. VOICE<br />Evidence of the writer behind the message<br />Enthusiasm for writing<br />Personality<br />Evokes an emotional response<br />Step into my world and I’ll tell you…<br />The lesson I learned is….<br />Let me sum up my thoughts by saying…<br />
  10. 10. Word Choice<br />Understanding that there are different ways to say things<br />Use metaphors, idioms, and sizzling vocabulary!<br />check pages 47 - 65<br />
  11. 11. Sentence Fluency<br />All writing needs a variety! When you are practicing writing, see how many ways you can write the same thought or idea:<br />Last week, our class went on a picnic at Park field and had so much fun.<br />All 23 of us in Mr. Becker’s class piled into a big, yellow bus a few days ago and went out to the country for…you guessed it…a slamming picnic !<br />
  12. 12. CONVENTIONS<br />Spelling, punctuation, capitalization<br />Check pages 45 and 46 of you YASK<br />Cheers to great writing!<br />