A hands-on and practical workshop on the traits of writing to support independence and produce greater learning outcomes for students.
The traits of writing are steeped in over 40 years of research and continue to gain popularity worldwide. Research reveals that ‘quality’ writing all share six essential components: ideas, organisation, sentence fluency, word choice, voice, conventions, plus presentation. The traits are a powerful tool for developing a shared language and understanding of the skills and qualities of good writing.
Scriibi helps schools:
Develop a clear and practical understanding of the traits of writing
Use best in class teaching practices for better learning outcomes
Develop a whole school common language and shared understanding of the qualities of good writing
Assess with consistency and accuracy, across a whole school, using a VIC curriculum aligned trait rubric
Use data to inform teaching and provide timely and specific feedback to students
Set individual and achievable writing goals that supports independence and self-reflection
Writing is broken down into 6 traits, plus presentation.
IDEAS, ORGANISATION, WORD CHOICE, SENTENCE FLUENCY, VOICE, CONVENTIONS
Trait writing helps students develop a critical writer’s eye and assess the main characteristics of writing independent from one another.
Understand each trait and the skills that support them
Evaluate student writing using a common language
Differentiate using evidence based strategies
Students revisit the same piece many times to evaluate, respond to feedback and set specific achievable short term goals to develop their writing skills. Each piece should be an improvement from the last.If students work like this and think about writing as a process, their writing flourishes. Research has proven this!
PART 2: INTRODUCING THE TRAITS TO STUDENTS (25 mins)
Dedicating time to explicitly introduce the traits to students is the first step in developing their understanding of these six key ingredients to good writing and the language that underpins them.This workshop will guide teachers on how to successfully introduce the six traits to their students.