What are the six traits of writing?
The six traits of writing are the characteristics that shape quality writing:
Focuses on the ideas and content of a piece. Students are assessed on whether ideas are clear and focused.
Requires that the structure of the piece be suited to its genre, topic, and purpose.
Requires the writer to make purposeful decisions when choosing words.
Sentences flow naturally in the piece, with smooth rhythm and cadence.
Refers to the style of the writer. The piece should be enthusiastic with a personal touch while still fitting the purpose, audience, and genre.
Involves grammar, spelling, and mechanics.