logging in or signing up Six Traits of Writing bsndev Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 7970 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (6) Dislike it (0) Added: September 10, 2009 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 9 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... By: moorebe (3 month(s) ago) I would love to have a copy of this. We are reviewing all of the traits and getting ready for the PASS writing test. My email is email@example.com Thanks so much!! Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: caman (20 month(s) ago) I would love a copy of this. It is the most creative and to the point PP I have seen. Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: mwillet (21 month(s) ago) I would love a copy of this ppt - if you could email is to me I would greatly appreciate it - firstname.lastname@example.org Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: lrevel3167 (25 month(s) ago) Please send me a copy! email@example.com Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: btchoumi (27 month(s) ago) What a good presentation. My students will love it. I will love to download it. Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close loading.... See all Premium member Presentation Transcript The 6 Traits of Writing : The 6 Traits of Writing *Ideas *Organization *Word Choice *Sentence Fluency *Voice *Conventions Ideas & Content : Ideas & Content “The ideas are the heart of the message, the content of the piece…all the details that enrich and develop the theme.” --Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory If you don’t care about what you write about, your reader will be bored! : If you don’t care about what you write about, your reader will be bored! Ideas & Content : Ideas & Content A writer should: ~ Narrow the topic to something specific ~ Use a fresh, original perspective ~ When possible, write from experience ~ Use important, interesting details (not just common knowledge) Organization : Organization “Organization is the internal structure of a piece of writing, the thread of central meaning, the pattern.” --Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Organization : Organization A writer should: ~ use an inviting lead that hooks the reader ~ use logical and effective order, structure, & sequence ~ use smooth transitions to emphasize main idea ~ place supporting details where they are most appropriate ~ use a conclusion that gives the reader a sense of resolution (clincher) Word Choice : Word Choice “Strong word choice clarifies and expands ideas…moves and enlightens the reader.” --Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” --Anton Chekhov Word Choice : Word Choice A writer should: ~ Use words that create a mental picture for the reader ~ Use powerful action verbs (vivid verbs) ~ Use specific nouns and adjectives ~ Use language that is natural and not overdone ~ Be concise (tighten sentences) ~ Use words correctly ~ Avoid repetition, slang, and clichés Sentence Fluency : Sentence Fluency “Sentence fluency is the rhythm and flow of the language.” --Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory “To me the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.” --Truman Capote Sentence Fluency : Sentence Fluency A writer should: ~Vary sentence beginning, structure, and length ~ Use complete sentences ~ Use transitions (internal & external) to promote cadence Voice : Voice “It is the heart and soul of the writing, the magic, the wit, the feeling, the life and breath.” --Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Voice : Voice A writer should: ~ Write honestly and from the heart ~ Interact with the reader * without using YOU ~ Use language that brings the topic to life ~ Care about topic ~ Use expression to voice personality And lastly… : And lastly… CONVENTIONS Conventions : Conventions Some of you may not enjoy the editing process, but without this step, the other 5 traits could be overshadowed by errors that distract the reader. This trait is essential to a polished composition. Conventions : Conventions A writer should: ~ Turn in a clean, edited, and polished final draft ~ Reinforce the organization with good paragraphing ~ Use correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar Slide 16: “ What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” - Samuel Johnson “ We write to taste life twice.” ~ Anais Nin Quotations to Inspire Works Cited : Works Cited “Assessment.” Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. 11 Jan. 2005. 6 July 2005. <www.nwrel.org/assessment/scoring.php?odelay=3&d=1>. “Grammar Cartoons.” Google Images. 6 July 2005. <www.images.google.com/images?synum=10&hl=en&lr=&q=grammar+cartoons>. Roberts, Bethany. "Writing for Children Workshop: Writing Quotes." 16 June 2005. < http://www.bethanyroberts.com/writing_quotes.htm>. Spandel, Vicki. Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing Assessment and Instruction. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2001. Steele, Kimberly. “Ideas for Teaching Writing.” 23 June 2004. 6 July 2005. <www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/menu.html.> You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.