Amanda: What are the six traits of writing?
Sarah: It is what you use to edit your writing.
Lisa: The six traits of writing are Ideas and Content, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions.
Sarah: Conventions are the smallest but most important details of your writing. They are the spaces between your words, your capitalization, correct spelling, and correct punctuation, main idea, and correct expression.
Amanda: I still don’t understand!
Lisa: Organization makes sure everything goes together. Both details and a topic are necessary in your writing. Correct sequence is important as well as a good beginning. Everything should happen in a mannerly order.
Sarah: Your voice should sound like something you would say. Be sure to speak your opinion and keep it interesting.
Lisa: Sentence fluency makes sure you use enough sentences, complete sentences, and correct sentences. It also makes sure that the story sounds real and as someone reads it aloud that it sounds smooth.
Sarah: knowing the topic and that your paper is clear is just as important a shaving a dialogue so that the reader understands what you are talking about. This is ideas and content.
Lisa: using exciting words and vivid vocabulary keeps the reader’s attention; that’s what word choice is all about.
If you didn’t understand the six traits, do you know now? If yes, what is does it mean?