Writer's Workshop

 

Traits

Definition

Good Writers ask…

Ideas

Good writers include a clear, focused well-defined topic and all the details needed to bring the topic to life.

Is my writing clear and focused?

Is there a main idea?

Do I provide details and support the main idea?

Does my response directly address the prompt?

Organization

Good writers use a strong introduction, a logical sequence that makes sense, transitions that link ideas together, and a powerful conclusion.

Does the introduction hook the reader?

Is it easy to follow the meaning/purpose of my writing?

Are my transitions between ideas clear?

Does the sequence of my writing make sense?

Voice

Good writers write with an engaging style that shows interest in the topic.

Does the writing have a clear point of view?

Is my writing style unique to me?

Word Choice

Good writers are skilled in finding that “just right” word or phrase that makes meaning clear and reading a pleasure.