ELA- Writing

WRITING 

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SIX PLUS ONE TRAITS:

Ideas/Content: This trait addresses the writer’s theme along with the supporting details that develop and enrich that theme. Regardless of the type or purpose of writing, ideas should be clear, complete, and well-developed. One clear focus should be apparent, but development and details should be thorough, balanced, and well suited to audience and purpose.

OrganizationThis trait addresses the structure of a piece of writing including the thread of central meaning and the patterns that hold the piece together. Regardless of the type or purpose of writing, a well-thought out order of ideas should be apparent. The structure should suit the topic, with a consciously planned opening and closing, each paragraph specific to one central idea, and transitions that tie the details together.

VoiceThe type of voice will vary according to the purpose and type of piece, but it should be appropriately formal or casual, depending on the audience and purpose.

Word ChoiceThis trait reflects the writer’s use of specific words and phrases to convey the intended message in an interesting, precise, and natural way appropriate to audience and purpose.

Sentence FluencyThis trait addresses the rhythm and flow of language. Sentence structure should be strong and varied.

ConventionsThis trait addresses the mechanics of writing, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and paragraph breaks. It can also include proper format.


WORD WORK

The following website is a fun website to practice your words.
http://www.spellingcity.com/spelling-games-vocabulary-games.html?listId=401350


4th Grade High Frequency Spelling Words

1. a

21. find

41. know

61. out

81. two

2. about

22. first

42. like

62. over

82. up

3. after

32. for

43. little

63. people

83. use

4. all

24. from

44. long

64. said

84. very

5. an

25. had

45. made

65. see

85. was

6. and

26. has

46. make

66. she

86. water

7. are

27. have

47. many

67. so

87. way

8. as

28. he

48. may

68. some

88. we

9. at

29. her

49. more

69. than

89. were

10. be

30. him

50. most

70. that

90. what

11. been

31. his

51. my

71. the

91. when

12. but

32. how

52. no

72. their

92. where

13. by

33. I

53. not

73. them

93. which

14. called

34. if

54. now

74. then

94. who

15. can

35. in

55. of

75. there

95. will

16. could

36. into

56. on

76. these

96. with

17. did

37. is

57. one

77. they

97. words

18. do

38. it

58. only

78. this

98. would

19. down

39. its

59. or

79. time

99. you

20. each

40. just

60. other

80. to

100. your