6 Traits of Writing
Personal Narrative ~ In this mode of writing, students will tell a story about something that happened to them. They will begin their writing with a topic sentence, proceed to tell their story using a beginning middle and an end, and end their writing with a conclusion. This year the students will complete the District Writing Assessment preparing them for the State Writing Assessment to be taken in fourth grade.
Nonfiction ~ The students will write factual information in this mode of writing. They will work on using a topic sentence to introduce their topic, key ideas supporting their topic sentence, add supporting details to further explain their key ideas, and end their writing with a conclusion. Some examples we will write this year include our Native American essay, the Jamestown essay, and the community essay.
Narrative ~ In this mode of writing, students will focus on writing a make believe story. Their writing will include a beginning, middle, and an end.