The Six Traits: A K-12 Resource to Support Writing Instruction
The Six Traits resource is a supportive guide for teaching the writing process through the six traits of good writing: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice and conventions.
The resource establishes a shared vocabulary, a means of providing authentic feedback, and criteria for defining proficiency in writing.
The key tenets of the resource are as follows:
- Reading aloud and discussing writing samples
- Using writing models
- Revising writing
- Writing frequently
For coaching or further information about the resource, please contact Jen Mannion at firstname.lastname@example.org