Intro to the 6 + 1 Traits

There are six traits in excellent writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, conventions, and sentence fluency. The “+1” trait is presentation. For more information on the 6+1 traits,  6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up is an amazing resource that every teacher should have.

Here, you will find an introductory PowerPoint and additional lessons to more specifically introduce each trait of writing:

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: Ideas

Lesson 3: Organization

Lesson 4: Voice


Lesson 5: Word Choice

Lesson 6: Conventions

  • Please see the grammar page, coming soon!

Lesson 7: Sentence Fluency

Lesson 8: Presentation