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Cathedral Parish School
SIX TRAITS OF WRITING
Cathedral Parish School uses the Six Traits of Writing Program approach. The traits provide teachers VPK-8 with a shared vision and vocabulary for describing the qualities of good writing. These six traits include the following.
Ideas—the main message.
Organization—the internal structure of the piece.
Voice—the personal tone and flavor of the author's message.
Word Choice—the vocabulary a writer chooses to convey meaning.
Sentence Fluency—the rhythm and flow of the language.
Conventions—the mechanical correctness
Mrs. Courtney Gordon, a professionally renowned six-trait trainer has worked with our classroom teachers and students providing mini-lessons for six-trait implementation within the curriculum and has provided direction helping staff members to create rubrics designed to improve overall student writing performance.