WriteTrait: Ideas

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Trait Indicators
~ Writer has a clear purpose & definite audience in mind
~ Writer has effectively narrowed the topic
~ Writer stays on topic throughout the entire writing.
~ Writer includes original thoughts and ideas; unique approach
~ Writer uses a balance of showing and telling.
~ Writer’s details try to paint a picture in the reader’s head.
~ Writer’s theme/message is clear to the reader.

Now use the student rubric below to score your writing.
Remember your 4 point scale

1(Experiencing Difficulty)
2(Developing)
3(Acceptable)
4(Strong)
A bare beginning; writer not yet showing control
Strengths and weakness are about equal; about halfway there
The strengths outweigh the weaknesses; revision needed
Shows control and skill in this trait; insight is evident


Using The 5W + How