6 Traits of Writing

Idea, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Convenctions


Idea is your message or theme you try to send in your writing.  To send the idea, you must be focused, give specific details,and show and tell examples about your idea.

Usually a light bulb represents a person with an idea. The clip shows Gru's plan with the details, message, and visual of the plan.


Organization is how the structure is built and how you engage/hook your reader/viewer.  Structures include compare and contrast diagrams, time sequences, lists, etc. To engage a reader you must have an opening and conclusion with engaging hooks and details.

The picture shows a way to stay organized in writing.


Voice is how you attract your audience, how you express feelings to individuals, and what your attitude is about the subject.

"A story is a writer's fingerprints on a page." - Unknown writer

Use this method to find your writing voice

Word Choice

Word choice is the precise colorful languages that communicates, moves, and enlights the reader.

These are all synonyms for look. They are more vivid words than look.

Sentence Fluency

Sentence fluency is the rhythm and flow of the languages. There is a varied length of words, creative wording and phrasing, and the word order that makes the reading feel natural. This means no simple words or run-on sentences.


Conventions are the mechanics of writing. The mechanics are correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing. To have these things, have  yourself or someone else read, edit, or review your writing.

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