This graphic explains the 6 Traits of Writing that can be used in middle and high school. It gives a brief example of each one. I could hand these out to my students to have them keep in their folders and they could be used throughout the year.
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I'm doing this as an exit slip one day. It'll be a relief from the usual reading quiz or quote analysis. Plus, I can read them back the next day and have them guess the character as an opening activity. I like it. Text evidence post its for theme... could adapt for tone, characterization, imagery, etc