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  • 1. Six Writing Traits Common Vocabulary for Thinking & Talking About Writing
  • 2. Just what are the six writing traits?
    • A way for looking at writing in small parts
    • The parts are:
        • ideas and content
        • organization
        • voice
        • word choice
        • sentence fluency
        • conventions
  • 3.
    • Reason for Writing the Story
    • focus and purpose
    • central idea
    • what’s important to you
    • what’s interesting
    • Clear, relevant details
    Ideas & Content
  • 4.
    • Who is the writer behind the message?
    • individuality and personality
    • remember your reader
    • Be Yourself
    Voice
  • 5.
    • Structure of the piece
    • beginning, middle, and end
    • good sequencing
    • ability to organize and group details
    Organization
  • 6.
    • Just cross out the
    • wrong words!
    • Spelling
    • Punctuation
    • Grammar
    • Paragraphs
    Conventions
  • 7.
    • Rhythm & Style
    • Does the sentence make sense?
    • Are there a variety of sentence lengths?
    • Does the language flow smoothly?
    Sentence Fluency
  • 8.
    • Finding the best word to
    • make the meaning clear.
    • use normal words
    • use a variety of words
    • use words that paint pictures
    Word Choice