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.

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
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