Six traits to good writing

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Six traits to good writing

  1. 1. Six Traits to Good Writing Wow your audience Mrs. Giancarlo Pioneer Middle School
  2. 2. Six Traits Ideas Organization Voice Word Choice Sentence Fluency Conventions
  3. 3. Ideas  The ideas are the heart of the message, the content of the piece, the main theme, together with the details that enrich and develop that theme.
  4. 4. Organization  Organization is the internal structure of a piece of writing, the thread of central meaning, the logical and sometimes intriguing pattern of the ideas.
  5. 5. Voice  The voice is the heart and soul, the magic, the wit, along with the feeling and conviction of the individual writer coming out through the words.
  6. 6. Word Choice  Word choice is the use of rich, colorful, precise language that moves and enlightens the reader.
  7. 7. Sentence Fluency  Sentence fluency is the rhythm and flow of the language, the sound of word patterns, the way in which the writing plays to the ear-not just to the eye.
  8. 8. Conventions  Conventions are the mechanical correctness of the piece-spelling, grammar and usage, paragraphing, use of capitals, and punctuation.

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