Writing Traits Presentation Third Grade writing
Ideas: This is the first step. Sometimes we call this the "theme" or "main idea." In order for the idea to be clearly conveyed, the other traits of writing must be utilized.
Organization: This is what makes the writing make sense. You can have a great topic, but without organization the topic won't be known to the reader.
Voice: Voice allows the author to speak to the reader. Without voice, writing will be bland and impersonal. Voice shows the author cares and also adds interest!
Word Choice: Along with voice, word choice makes the writing sound interesting. It also conveys accuracy. Sometimes certain words will help the reader understand what the author is saying more and sometimes...
Sentence Fluency: We talk about sentences and paragraphs in third grade. Sentence fluency is technically the rhythm of the writing usually an altering of short and long sentences, but for third grade we focus on complete sentences and avoiding run on sentences.
Conventions: This category contains spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar/usage, and paragraphing.
Presentation: Lastly, the writing is ready for an audience. This means it is visually appealing as well as easy to read and understand!