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