6 + 1 Writing Traits6 + 1 Writing Traits
Mrs. Detra FippsMrs. Detra Fipps
6th Grade Language Arts6th Grade Language Arts
What are the 6 + 1 Writing Traits?What are the 6 + 1 Writing Traits?
VOICESVOICES of Writingof Writing
 VV- Voice- Voice
...
VOICEVOICE
 Appropriate for the purpose and audienceAppropriate for the purpose and audience
 Seems to be a person behin...
ORGANIZATIONORGANIZATION
 Inviting IntroductionInviting Introduction
 Thoughtful transitionsThoughtful transitions
 Seq...
IDEASIDEAS
 Clear and focusedClear and focused
 Holds the reader’s attentionHolds the reader’s attention
 Relevant mate...
CONVENTIONSCONVENTIONS
 Spelling is generally correctSpelling is generally correct
 Punctuation is accuratePunctuation i...
EXCELLENT WORD CHOICEEXCELLENT WORD CHOICE
 Specific and accurate wordsSpecific and accurate words
 Striking words and p...
SENTENCE FLUENCYSENTENCE FLUENCY
 Vary in length and structureVary in length and structure
 Purposeful and varied senten...
PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION
 Slanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, legibleSlanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, ...
PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION
 Slanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, legibleSlanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, ...
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  1. 1. 6 + 1 Writing Traits6 + 1 Writing Traits Mrs. Detra FippsMrs. Detra Fipps 6th Grade Language Arts6th Grade Language Arts
  2. 2. What are the 6 + 1 Writing Traits?What are the 6 + 1 Writing Traits? VOICESVOICES of Writingof Writing  VV- Voice- Voice  OO- Organization- Organization  II- Ideas- Ideas  CC- Conventions- Conventions  EE- Excellent Word Choice- Excellent Word Choice  SS- Sentence Fluency- Sentence Fluency ++  PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION
  3. 3. VOICEVOICE  Appropriate for the purpose and audienceAppropriate for the purpose and audience  Seems to be a person behind the wordsSeems to be a person behind the words  Writer takes a riskWriter takes a risk  Strong commitment to the topic and shows whyStrong commitment to the topic and shows why the reader needs to know thisthe reader needs to know this  Honest, personal, and engaging writingHonest, personal, and engaging writing  Makes the reader think about and react to theMakes the reader think about and react to the wordswords
  4. 4. ORGANIZATIONORGANIZATION  Inviting IntroductionInviting Introduction  Thoughtful transitionsThoughtful transitions  Sequencing is logical and effectiveSequencing is logical and effective  Pacing is well controlledPacing is well controlled  Title is original and fittingTitle is original and fitting  Flows smoothlyFlows smoothly  Matches the purpose and the audienceMatches the purpose and the audience
  5. 5. IDEASIDEAS  Clear and focusedClear and focused  Holds the reader’s attentionHolds the reader’s attention  Relevant materialRelevant material  Details enrich the central themeDetails enrich the central theme  Narrow, but manageable topicNarrow, but manageable topic  Lively verbsLively verbs  Detailed settingDetailed setting
  6. 6. CONVENTIONSCONVENTIONS  Spelling is generally correctSpelling is generally correct  Punctuation is accuratePunctuation is accurate  Capitalization generally correctCapitalization generally correct  Grammar and usage are correctGrammar and usage are correct  Paragraphing tends to be soundParagraphing tends to be sound  Piece is very close to being ready to publishPiece is very close to being ready to publish
  7. 7. EXCELLENT WORD CHOICEEXCELLENT WORD CHOICE  Specific and accurate wordsSpecific and accurate words  Striking words and phrasesStriking words and phrases  Natural, effective, and appropriate languageNatural, effective, and appropriate language  Lively verbs, specific nouns, and descriptiveLively verbs, specific nouns, and descriptive adjectivesadjectives  Choice of words enhance the meaning andChoice of words enhance the meaning and clarifies understandingclarifies understanding  PrecisionPrecision
  8. 8. SENTENCE FLUENCYSENTENCE FLUENCY  Vary in length and structureVary in length and structure  Purposeful and varied sentence beginningsPurposeful and varied sentence beginnings  Creative and purposeful connections betweenCreative and purposeful connections between sentencessentences  Cadence – (sound of the words in sentences)Cadence – (sound of the words in sentences)
  9. 9. PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION  Slanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, legibleSlanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, legible (handwritten)(handwritten)  Appropriate use of fonts and font sizes (word-Appropriate use of fonts and font sizes (word- processed)processed)  Use of a title, page numbering, and bulletsUse of a title, page numbering, and bullets  Effective integration of text and illustrations,Effective integration of text and illustrations, charts, graphs, maps, and tablescharts, graphs, maps, and tables
  10. 10. PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION  Slanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, legibleSlanting is consistent, Spacing is uniform, legible (handwritten)(handwritten)  Appropriate use of fonts and font sizes (word-Appropriate use of fonts and font sizes (word- processed)processed)  Use of a title, page numbering, and bulletsUse of a title, page numbering, and bullets  Effective integration of text and illustrations,Effective integration of text and illustrations, charts, graphs, maps, and tablescharts, graphs, maps, and tables
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