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6 Traits

from Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

6 Traits Writing Board *Cafe Inspired* and Checklist

6 Traits Writing Board and FREE Checklist - This checklist is a must have if you teach with the 6 Traits Writing Framework!

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Writing Traits Student Aid and Posters in Polka Dots

The 6 traits of writing are the foundation on which every student will learn in their education. These circles will provide students with a portable aid to use during the writing process. Each circle asks 3-4 questions that students can use to make sure they are following the 6 +1 traits. The circles cover ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions, voice and presentation.


Picture books are perfect for introducing the 6-Traits. But what books are best for each trait? Kristina Smekens created a list of her favorite picture books for each trait for primary and upper grades. The PDF listing includes hot links, allowing access to a short summary and item description for each book at the Use the books to introduce the traits and as mentor texts in mini-lessons throughout the year for 6-Trait instruction. FREE on TpT!


This is one of my favorite writing lessons on idea development. I am always amazed at the students' creativity with this lesson.