The Six + 1 Traits of Writing (Source: Northwest Regional Educational Library:  http://www.nwrel.org) Lieschen Schoenert T...
<ul><li>“ I always did well on essay tests.  Just put everything you know on there, maybe you’ll hit it.  And then you get...
<ul><li>What do teachers look for when grading students’ writing?  How do we grade papers? What do teachers teach when we ...
<ul><li>“ Students have been conditioned to believe that great papers just happen.  That they are a guessing game and that...
The Six +1 Traits of Writing <ul><li>It’s not a program or curriculum.  </li></ul><ul><li>The Six Traits is a scoring guid...
<ul><li>These teachers evaluated thousands of papers at all grade level and identified “common characteristics of good wri...
The Six Traits + 1 <ul><li>The six traits are:  Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions and...
Ideas <ul><li>The ideas are the heart of the message,  the content of the piece, the main theme, together with the details...
Sound Ideas.. <ul><li>It all makes sense </li></ul><ul><li>I know this topic well </li></ul><ul><li>I have included the mo...
Organization <ul><li>Organization is the internal structure of a piece of writing, the tread of central meaning, the logic...
Good Organization.. <ul><li>My beginning will interest the reader! </li></ul><ul><li>Everything ties together. </li></ul><...
Voice <ul><li>The voice is the heart and soul , the magic, the wit, along with the feeling and conviction of the individua...
Individual Voice.. <ul><li>This really sounds like me! </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been honest and written what I think and fee...
<ul><li>“ We must teach ourselves to recognize our own voice.  We want to write in a way that is natural for us, that grow...
Word Choice <ul><li>Word choice is the use of rich, colorful, precise language that moves and enlightens the reader. </li>...
Powerful Words… <ul><li>This is the best way to say this. </li></ul><ul><li>My words create mind pictures! </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>“ Powerful writers and powerful speakers have two wells they can draw on for that power:  one is the well of rhyth...
Sentence Fluency <ul><li>Sentence fluency in the rhythm and flow of the language, the sound of word patterns, the way in w...
Sentence Fluency.. <ul><li>My sentences begin in different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Some sentences are short and some are l...
Conventions <ul><li>Conventions are the mechanical correctness of the piece—spelling, grammar and usage, paragraphing, use...
Correct Conventions.. <ul><li>I don’t’ have many mistakes in my paper. </li></ul><ul><li>I have used capitals correctly. <...
Presentation (the + 1) <ul><li>Presentation zeros in on the form and layout of the text and its readability; the piece sho...
Good Presentation… <ul><li>My paper looks neat and is legible. </li></ul><ul><li>Someone could easily read my paper. </li>...
<ul><li>“ I believe it is important not only to share a common  vision  for lifelong learning and literacy; but a common  ...
<ul><li>“ In evaluating writing, I know my grading system has to take into account all the abilities that come into play w...
<ul><li>“ If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinkin...
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  1. 1. The Six + 1 Traits of Writing (Source: Northwest Regional Educational Library: http://www.nwrel.org) Lieschen Schoenert Tyler Livingston Plymouth Middle School
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ I always did well on essay tests. Just put everything you know on there, maybe you’ll hit it. And then you get the paper back from the teacher and she’s written just one word across the entire page, ‘vague.’ I thought vague was kind of vague. I’d write underneath it ‘unclear’ and send it back. She’s return it to me, ‘ambiguous’. I’d send it back to her, ‘cloudy’. We’re still corresponding to this day…. hazy…. muddy…” Jerry Seinfeld ( SeinLanguage) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What do teachers look for when grading students’ writing? How do we grade papers? What do teachers teach when we teach writing? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Students have been conditioned to believe that great papers just happen. That they are a guessing game and that one finds out what to do after it is too late. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Margie Krest “Adapting the Portfolio to Meet Student Needs” English Journal February 1990 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Six +1 Traits of Writing <ul><li>It’s not a program or curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The Six Traits is a scoring guide or a tool for writing. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a shared vocabulary for teachers and students. </li></ul><ul><li>The six traits is an instrument teachers can use to provide “accurate, reliable feedback to students and to help guide instruction.” </li></ul><ul><li>The six traits were developed in the 1980’s by teachers from across the country. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>These teachers evaluated thousands of papers at all grade level and identified “common characteristics of good writing”. </li></ul><ul><li>These “qualities” became the six-traits. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Six Traits + 1 <ul><li>The six traits are: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions and Presentation (the +1). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ideas <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sound Ideas.. <ul><li>It all makes sense </li></ul><ul><li>I know this topic well </li></ul><ul><li>I have included the most interesting details </li></ul><ul><li>My paper has a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Once you start reading, you will not want to stop. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Organization <ul><li>Organization is the internal structure of a piece of writing, the tread of central meaning, the logical and sometimes intriguing pattern of the ideas. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Good Organization.. <ul><li>My beginning will interest the reader! </li></ul><ul><li>Everything ties together. </li></ul><ul><li>It builds to the good parts. </li></ul><ul><li>You can follow it easily. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end it feels finished and makes you think. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Voice <ul><li>The voice is the heart and soul , the magic, the wit, along with the feeling and conviction of the individual writing coming out through the words. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Individual Voice.. <ul><li>This really sounds like me! </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been honest and written what I think and feel. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you fell my commitment to this topic? </li></ul><ul><li>I want you to experience my writing with me. </li></ul><ul><li>I know why I’m writing and who my audience is. </li></ul><ul><li>I bet you’ll want to read this to someone. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ We must teach ourselves to recognize our own voice. We want to write in a way that is natural for us, that grows out of the way we think, the way we see, the way we care. But to make that voice effective we must develop it, extending our natural voice through the experience of writing on different subjects for different audiences, of using our voice as we perform many writing tasks.” Donald Murray ( Write to Learn) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Word Choice <ul><li>Word choice is the use of rich, colorful, precise language that moves and enlightens the reader. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Powerful Words… <ul><li>This is the best way to say this. </li></ul><ul><li>My words create mind pictures! </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve tried new ways to say everyday things. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the power in my verbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the words and phrases linger in my mind. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ Powerful writers and powerful speakers have two wells they can draw on for that power: one is the well of rhythm,; the other is the well of vocabulary. But vocabulary and a sense of rhythm are almost impossible to “teach” in the narrow sense of the word. So how are children expected to develop a sense of rhythm or a wide vocabulary? By being read to, alive, a lot!” </li></ul><ul><li>Mem Fox (Radical Reflections, 1993) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sentence Fluency <ul><li>Sentence fluency in 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. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sentence Fluency.. <ul><li>My sentences begin in different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Some sentences are short and some are long. </li></ul><ul><li>It just sounds good as I read it aloud-it flows. </li></ul><ul><li>My sentences have power and punch. </li></ul><ul><li>I have “sentence sense.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Conventions <ul><li>Conventions are the mechanical correctness of the piece—spelling, grammar and usage, paragraphing, use of capitals and punctuation. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Correct Conventions.. <ul><li>I don’t’ have many mistakes in my paper. </li></ul><ul><li>I have used capitals correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Periods, commas, exclamation marks and quotation marks are in the right places. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost every words is spelled correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>I remembered to indent each paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>It would not take long to get the ready to share. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Presentation (the + 1) <ul><li>Presentation zeros in on the form and layout of the text and its readability; the piece should be pleasing to the eye. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Good Presentation… <ul><li>My paper looks neat and is legible. </li></ul><ul><li>Someone could easily read my paper. </li></ul><ul><li>“Editing is easy all you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” Mark Twain </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>“ I believe it is important not only to share a common vision for lifelong learning and literacy; but a common vocabulary for how we talk about such issues.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Beverly Ann Chinn, NCTE President, 1995-1996 University of Montana Department of English </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>“ In evaluating writing, I know my grading system has to take into account all the abilities that come into play when a writer writes. Writing isn’t one ability but a combination of many—experimenting, planning, choosing, questioning, anticipating, organizing, reading, listening, reviewing, editing, and on and on.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nancie Atwell (In the Middle) </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>“ If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” </li></ul><ul><li>George Orwell </li></ul>

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