Six Traits Writing Model
The 6-trait writing model is a way to assess and teach writing. This model focuses on 6 qualities seen in outstanding written works.
The six traits include:
Ideas: The content, or main theme. Can be looked at as the heart of the message.
Organization: The internal structure of the writing.
Voice: The personal voice of author comes through. This gives a sense of a real person speaking.
Word Choice: The use of precise, colorful and rich words to communicate.
Sentence Fluency: The writing flows together often with a rhythm or cadence.
Conventions: Mechanical correctness, including spelling and grammar.
CLP Six Traits Writing Guide (PDF)
CDE Analytic Rubric for Extended Constructed Response
CDE Holistic Writing Rubric for Short Constructed Response
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