Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

MODES OF WRITING & SIX TRAITS Traits of Writing. Modes of Writing Narrative Writing  Purpose – to tell a story Expository Writing  Purpose – to inform.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "MODES OF WRITING & SIX TRAITS Traits of Writing. Modes of Writing Narrative Writing  Purpose – to tell a story Expository Writing  Purpose – to inform."— Presentation transcript:

1 MODES OF WRITING & SIX TRAITS Traits of Writing

2 Modes of Writing Narrative Writing  Purpose – to tell a story Expository Writing  Purpose – to inform or explain Persuasive Writing  Purpose – to construct an argument

3 Narrative Writing Purpose – to tell a story The narrative writer typically  Offers a clear, well-developed story line  Includes characters that grow and change over time  Conveys time and setting effectively  Presents a conflict and resolution  Surprises, challenges, and/or entertains the reader

4 Expository Writing Purpose – to inform or explain The expository writer typically  Informs the reader about the topic  Goes beyond the obvious by explaining something interesting or curious about the topic  Focuses on making the topic clear for the reader  Anticipates and answers the reader’s questions  Includes details that add information, support key ideas, and help the reader make personal connections

5 Persuasive Writing Purpose – to construct an argument The persuasive writer typically  States a position clearly and sticks with it  Offers good, sound reasoning  Provides solid facts, opinions, and examples  Reveals weaknesses in other positions  Uses voice to add credibility and show confidence

6 Six Writing Traits Ideas – the piece’s content Organization – the internal structure of the piece Voice – the tone and tenor of the piece Word Choice – the vocabulary of the piece Sentence Fluency – the way words and phrases flow through the piece Conventions – the mechanical correctness of the piece

7 Ideas The piece’s content – its central message and details that support that message  Finding a Topic  Focusing the Topic  Developing the Topic  Using Details

8 Organization The internal structure of the piece – the thread of logic, the pattern of meaning  Creating the Lead  Using Sequence Words and Transition Words  Structuring the Body  Ending with a Sense of Resolution

9 Voice The tone and tenor of the piece – the personal stamp of the writer, which is achieved through a strong understanding of purpose and audience  Establishing a Tone  Conveying the Purpose  Creating a Connection to the Audience  Taking Risks to Create Voice

10 Word Choice The vocabulary the writer uses to convey meaning and enlighten the reader  Applying Strong Verbs  Selecting Striking Words and Phrases  Using Specific and Accurate Words  Choosing Words the Deepen Meaning

11 Sentence Fluency The way words and phrases flow through the piece – it’s the way a piece sounds as well as the way it looks  Crafting Well-Built Sentences  Varying Sentence Types  Capturing Smooth and Rhythmic Flow  Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency

12 Conventions The mechanical correctness of the piece – correct use of conventions guides the reader through the text and makes it easy to follow  Checking Spelling  Punctuating Effectively and Paragraphing Accurately  Capitalizing Correctly  Applying Grammar and Usage


Download ppt "MODES OF WRITING & SIX TRAITS Traits of Writing. Modes of Writing Narrative Writing  Purpose – to tell a story Expository Writing  Purpose – to inform."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google