• In our classroom we learn to write using 6 + 1 Trait writing.    The 6+1 Trait® Writing analytical model for assessing and teaching writing is made up of 6+1 key qualities that define strong writing. These are:   
            1.Ideas, the main message;
            2.Organization, the internal structure of the piece;
            3.Voice, the personal tone and flavor of the author's message;
            4.Word Choice, the vocabulary a writer chooses to convey meaning;
           5.Sentence Fluency, the rhythm and flow of the language;
           6.Conventions, the mechanical correctness;
    and   +1 is Presentation, how the writing actually looks on the page.
    I grade writing papers based on a 6 point rubric.  We focus on one trait at a time and are graded on that trait alone.  Here are the RUBRICS that are used for grading our writing. Click here to see examples of the rubrics.
Last Modified on August 29, 2017