6+1 Writing Traits and our Class

6+1 Trait Model

The 6+1 writing traits was developed by a group of teachers in Beaverton, Oregon and Missoula.  They looked at many samples of children's writing and identified 6+1 traits that good writers use.  The traits are; Ideas, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions and the +1 Presentation.



Big Ideas

Ideas are everywhere!  We started our writing adventure by looking at Ideas first.  Where we can find them, how to develop them into good stories and how to translate the ideas into good stories.

Follow the flower link to our list of good ideas.

Our Writing

Check out some of our writing samples.

For more information on the traits:

This link will take you to where the whole project started