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  1. 1. 6 plus 1 Writing Traits Language Arts Mrs. Metcalf
  2. 2. What makes “good” writing?
  3. 3. How can I improve my writing? <ul><li>6 + 1 Writing Traits </li></ul>Tarzan no like writing. Tarzan writing make teacher gouge eye with rusty spork.
  4. 4. What are the 6 plus 1 Writing Traits? <ul><li>Framework for good writing </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric- a name or heading under which something is classified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A writing evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps you understand my expectations </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are the 6 plus 1 Writing Traits? <ul><li>Based on a 1-5 point scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Score 1 if you missed the boat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Score 5 if you rocked the trait </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How I use the 6 plus 1 traits <ul><li>ONE AT A TIME!!! </li></ul><ul><li>We will never work on more than one trait at a time! </li></ul>Mmmmm. That means my donut eating, I mean, my writing will be rockin’!
  7. 7. 6 plus 1 Writing Traits <ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A narrow topic, so it’s easy to write about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and focused thoughts and ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A good understanding of the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important details with good support </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What does that mean?
  9. 9. 6 plus 1 Writing Traits <ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An introduction that makes you want to read more and a conclusion that ties it all together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A sequence that makes good sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pacing that keeps you interested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A structure that makes it interesting </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Organization <ul><li>What does that mean? </li></ul>
  11. 11. 6 plus 1 writing traits <ul><li>Sentence Fluency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An easy flow and rhythm throughout the writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sentences that flow to help the structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sentences that encourage expressive reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sentences that are varied in the beginning and a length that enhances the reading </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Sentence Fluency <ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Is this crazy woman trying to make my brain explode?????
  14. 15. 6 plus 1 writing traits <ul><li>Word Choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting words to say ordinary things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Words used accurately and in just the right places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The best words to get the point across </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced the style with creative words and language </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Word Choice <ul><li>What does that mean? </li></ul>
  16. 17. 6 plus 1 writing traits <ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tone and word choice that fit the purpose of the writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A personality that shines through; I really get a sense of the person behind the words (when appropriate) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows that he or she is genuinely interested in the topic and has made me interested too </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taken some interesting risks with language and tried different things </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Voice Trait <ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul>
  18. 19. 6 plus 1 writing traits <ul><li>Conventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct spelling on all the words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurate and creative punctuation and capitalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct grammar and language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paragraphs that all work together </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Conventions Trait <ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul>
  20. 22. And now for the +1 <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A neat and clean paper that is pleasing to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to read handwriting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spacing that pleasantly sets off the writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts, graphs, or illustrations that help you understand the writing </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Presentation <ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul>
  22. 24. Yay! You made it! Now, you are writing pro’s! Focusing on WORD CHOICE, how can you improve your paragraph?