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The 6 Traits of Good Writing The Trait of ORGANIZATION Teaching Points© Presentation www.effectiveteachingsolutions.com Lisa Frase
ORGANIZATION LEADS SEQUENCE TRANSITIONS CONCLUSIONS
LEADS The first sentence, or sentences, in a piece of writing. The lead must be interesting. It should hook the reader into reading the rest of the writing.
SEQUENCE Sequence is the order of the events or information in a piece of writing.
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TRANSITIONS Transitions are words are phrases that helps the reader understand where the writing piece is going.
CONCLUSION The end of a piece of writing. The conclusion finishes a piece of writing in a satisfying way.
RUBRIC How to get a 5: There is a logical order. It makes sense and is easy to follow. Everything ties together. The lead sentences says, WOW! The end feels finished and makes the reader think.
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