One of the Traits of Effective Writing
MPS Comprehensive Literacy Framework4/21/04           MPS Comprehensive Literacy Framework                                ...
COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY FRAMEWORK          Area = Writing         Context = School        Audience = Teachers
Components of      Effective Writing               Ideas          Organization              Voice          Word Choice...
*The components of the MPS Writing Rubric are the same areas found in the Six Trait Writing Model.Why do we focus on the  ...
Presentation is thefinished look of the  writing when it is   ready to share.
Elements of Presentation Uniform spacing Legible and consistent handwriting, or appropriateuse of fonts and sizes if it ...
The importance ofpresentation…
The importance of presentation…  Even if our words are   precise, our ideas areunique, and our sentences are correct, the ...
Presentation in Environmental PrintThink about examples of text and presentation in your environment.   Which signs and b...
Presentation   Presentation combines both verbal and visual    elements. It is the way we illustrate our    message on pa...
PresentationIn informal       However, all publishedwriting,          writers are aware of thepresentation is   importance...
Lessons for the Trait of Presentation   Design writing tasks that mirror real life. Involve students in creating    class...
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Presentation in LiteratureMy PaintedHouse,My FriendlyChicken and Me-By: Maya Angelou
Presentation in LiteratureThe Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups and The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File-By: Dav...
Presentation in Literature And Then ItRained--; AndThen the Sun  Came Out -By: Crescent Dragonwagon
Let’s take a look at student writing. Select a student writing sample. Select an appropriate presentation rubric. Asses...
What You Can Do Now   Verbalize the effectiveness of advertisements in    newspapers and magazines. Point out specific   ...
PresentationWhen presentation is donewell, all of the traits are pulledtogether.
The clearer the target,the better the results.
MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS     Our Goal:              Presentation    All students have the knowledge and        skills need...
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  1. 1. One of the Traits of Effective Writing
  2. 2. MPS Comprehensive Literacy Framework4/21/04 MPS Comprehensive Literacy Framework Writing Reading Agencies School Oral Learner Commu nication Communicates Processes Language Effectively Home & Community Media & Technology Research & Inquiry Re fe rences Na ti ona l Co uncil Tea che rs o f En gl ish & In te rn atio nal Read in g Associa ti on . (1 996). dards for the E ngl i sh l ang uag e arts. Stan NCT E E xecuti ve Commi tte e and IR Boa rd o f Di re ctors. Urb ana, IL : Autho r. Na ti ona l Re adi ng Pa nel . (200 0). ach in g chi l dren to re ad: a n evi de nce -b ase d assessme nt o f th e scie ntifi c re sea rch Te l iterature on read in g and i ts impl icatio ns for rea di ng i nstructi on. Nation al Read in g Pane l. Wa sh ing to n D.C.: U.S . De partme nt o f He al th a nd Huma n Servi ce s. Wi sconsin Depa rtmen t of P ubl i c In structi on. (19 98).Pl an nin g cu rri cul um i n th e Eng li sh l an gua ge arts. sconsin Depa rtmen t Wi of Publ i c Instructi on. Ma di so n, WI: Wisco nsin De partment of Pu bl ic In stru ctio n.
  3. 3. COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY FRAMEWORK Area = Writing Context = School Audience = Teachers
  4. 4. Components of Effective Writing  Ideas  Organization  Voice  Word Choice Sentence Fluency and Variety  Conventions  Presentation
  5. 5. *The components of the MPS Writing Rubric are the same areas found in the Six Trait Writing Model.Why do we focus on the six traits?
  6. 6. Presentation is thefinished look of the writing when it is ready to share.
  7. 7. Elements of Presentation Uniform spacing Legible and consistent handwriting, or appropriateuse of fonts and sizes if it is word processed Appealing use of white space Where necessary, use of bullets, numbers, sideheadings, and other markers that help readers accesscontent Effective integration of text and illustrations,photos, charts, graphs, maps, and tables Skillful and tasteful use of colors
  8. 8. The importance ofpresentation…
  9. 9. The importance of presentation… Even if our words are precise, our ideas areunique, and our sentences are correct, the piece will not be inviting to read unless the elements ofpresentation are exhibited.
  10. 10. Presentation in Environmental PrintThink about examples of text and presentation in your environment. Which signs and billboards attract your attention? Which packages catch your eye at the grocery store? How do businesses get your attention when they advertise in the phone book? Why do you reach for one CD over another? What makes one advertisement on the internet more appealing than another?
  11. 11. Presentation Presentation combines both verbal and visual elements. It is the way we illustrate our message on paper. Presentation is often called the “plus one” Trait as it is not always included as one of the traits or qualities of effective writing.
  12. 12. PresentationIn informal However, all publishedwriting, writers are aware of thepresentation is importance of presentation,not imperative. particularly technical writers who must include graphs, maps, symbols, and visual instructions along with their text.
  13. 13. Lessons for the Trait of Presentation Design writing tasks that mirror real life. Involve students in creating classroom newspapers, pamphlets, websites, books of their own, brochures, newsletters, and flyers. Have students create works for a variety of audiences. Ask them to explain how the presentation changes depending on the audience. Ask students to present their work, especially research projects. Include lessons in PowerPoint and other presentation tools to allow them to share their ideas with others. These suggestions use higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy; they are also meaningful and engaging.
  14. 14. Presentation in LiteratureTrain of States -By: Peter Sis
  15. 15. Presentation in LiteratureMy PaintedHouse,My FriendlyChicken and Me-By: Maya Angelou
  16. 16. Presentation in LiteratureThe Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups and The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File-By: David Wisniewski
  17. 17. Presentation in Literature And Then ItRained--; AndThen the Sun Came Out -By: Crescent Dragonwagon
  18. 18. Let’s take a look at student writing. Select a student writing sample. Select an appropriate presentation rubric. Assess the writing. Provide descriptive feedback. 18
  19. 19. What You Can Do Now Verbalize the effectiveness of advertisements in newspapers and magazines. Point out specific elements that make the ad “work”. Ask students to bring in examples of good presentation. Create a wall of honor for presentation. Provide students with models of strong and weak presentation, along with the same writing. Ask them which one they’d rather read—and why.
  20. 20. PresentationWhen presentation is donewell, all of the traits are pulledtogether.
  21. 21. The clearer the target,the better the results.
  22. 22. MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Goal: Presentation All students have the knowledge and skills needed to hit the target!
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