6 + 1 Traits of Writing. What are the 6+1 Traits?. Ideas Organization Voice Word Choice Sentence Fluency Conventions AND. PRESENTATION. Advantage of adding this puzzle piece is that we have a shared understanding of what is expected!. Ideas – “Digging for Sapphires”.
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Advantage of adding this puzzle piece is that we have a shared understanding of what is expected!
Why students struggle with ideas:
Organization is the internal structure of the piece.
Organization is the “thread of meaning or the logical pattern.”
Ideas with focus and details galore…In your head, on paper, on the computer and more.
Time to think about order, how to get it down right, There are so many options, you can get writer’s fright. The ideas need purpose, direction, and shaping, Decisions on how . .will be all to your making.
Reason and logic, compare and contrast, Detailed analysis, or present to past. Information you’ve given in just the right doses, Events proceed logically –no hocus pocus.
From beginning to end and a middle, top-rate.
Transitions, pacing, sequencing, too; There’s plenty to think out, lots of writing to do.
Formula writing is nothing so hot, Try writing with insight, freshness, and thought.
The ideas are out there—now grab them and shake, Good organization takes skill and imagination to make.
Organization is the anchor of good writing.
“It assures the reader that all is well at the helm.”
Voice is the
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”
“The way the writing appears to the ear, not just to the eyes”
“It’s fine writing that keeps the audience rapt: it’s carefully honed cadences: it’s the marvelous satisfaction of the sensual rhythm of perfect prose.”
“Very few sentences come out right the first time.”
“There seems to be little value in marking student’s papers with corrections of mechanics apart from actual writing, and even less value in teaching grammar in order to instill these conventions.”
Form and Layout
“Is this piece of writing pleasing to the eyes?”
“Presentation is like rolling out the welcome mat to invite the reader into your world.”