The Literate Learner is a wonderful resource that provides a general introduction and overview of the six traits writing process, as well as a guide to approach this method and examples for successful execution. With this method, students can focus on the importance of each element, and incorporate it one step at a time.
A personal example portrays the feeling that we have all felt at least once in our lifetime---a report/writing assignment is due the following day and we have not even gotten started! But the author describes how the six traits writing instruction can help us to rid ourselves the feeling of being overwhelmed, and piece by piece, get through each essential part of the paper. The breakdown in this powerpoint is a must see for teachers who would like to incorporate the approach.
On page 9, the chart provided will help to tie in the writing process by incorporating the six traits writing instruction, helping to delve further into the process by providing important aspects of each trait and explaining their connectedness. Read on for some more helpful information about utilizing this model in your classroom.
Here is a fun way for students to learn the specifics about each of the traits of writing, with samples and real life examples. Explaining the importance of each trait will help students understand WHY they are incorporating each of the traits, to help make a better connection. Learning the importance of writing a good paper with originality and proper uses of ideas, examples, and organization, students can relate to the technique and carry it out effectively in each paper they write.