The Six Traits of Writing

  • The Six Trait Writing Model is a system that is designed to teach students the craft of quality writing. The system is structured around six traits which supply a framework in which teachers can provide focused, detailed feedback and instruction. The six traits of writing create a common format for discussing, critiquing, and celebrating writing. The Six Trait Model has proven to be a very effective system for analyzing and improving writing performance and writing skills.

    Here are some websites created to inform you about the six traits of writing.

    http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/concord/teacherlinks/sixtraits/sixtraits.html

    http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/curriculum/6_traits/6traitswww.html