Presentation on theme: "Greetings! September 12 Write your information in your planner, then get out your composition book and turn to the next new page. Head it Sept. 12 – 6+"— Presentation transcript:
Greetings! September 12 Write your information in your planner, then get out your composition book and turn to the next new page. Head it Sept. 12 – 6+ Traits of Writing Next, please share one item of good news with a neighbor.
6+ Traits of Writing IDEAS – “What is my message?” “Did I include the important details relevant to my topic?” “Is my paper interesting?” ORGANIZATION - “Does my beginning hook my reader?” “Is my paper easy to follow?” “Do my ideas link to the main message?” ”Do I have a strong conclusion?”
VOICE – “Can you tell I am enthusiastic about my topic?” “Does this writing sound like me?” “How do I want my readers to feel? SENTENCE FLUENCY – “Is my story easy to read?” “Do my sentences begin in different ways?” “Did I use some long and some short sentences?” WORD CHOICE – “Have I used some strong verb s or colorful phrases that grab my reader?” “Have I used any unique words?” “Did I repeat common words too many times?”
CONVENTIONS – “Did I leave spaces between words and sentences?” Did I use correct punctuation?” Did I use capital letters in the right places?” Have I proofread for correct spelling and grammar?” “Have I indented new paragraphs?”
Personal Narrative This Week You will have three topics to pick from, but we are working with only one of them today. “Write a memoir about an experience that you have had from which you learned a lesson.” Each group will now create a circle map on butcher paper for ideas for this topic. The center circle will be lessons learned, and the different lessons you have learned will be listed in the large circle.
Walking Tour: Please take your composition book with you to the thinking map to the right of your map. You are to take notes of the ideas that you might write about. Your group will have 30 seconds at each map.