Week 2 – Six Writing Traits Lesson

This week will learn about and practice Six Writing Traits.


It’s a framework to help teachers evaluate student writing. The framework has six variables:

IDEA: a clear message, the content. Good writing shows, it does not tell. Bits of information that are often overlooked. Stimulating, interesting, surprising content.

ORGANISATION: The structure of the writing. Is it compare and contrast, point by point analysis, chronological? The story unfolds with ease. There is a beginning and an end.

VOICE: We sense there is a person writing to us, not a template. There is feeling, humor, personality.

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