The Writing Process
The Writing Process
The Six Traits
The Six Traits
Writing Genres
100

The 5 steps of the writing process in order

1. Prewriting 2. Drafting 3. Revising 4. Editing 5. Publishing

100
What are two of the tools that you could use during the prewriting stage?
answers vary: Webs Venn Diagrams Graphic Organizers Flow Charts Lists
100
What are conventions, in your own words?
answers will vary
100
Name 3 of the 6 traits of writing in 5 seconds or less
answers may vary
100
What are the four main types of writing?
1. Expository 2. Persuasive 3. Narrative 4. Descriptive
200

Who is your writing audience?

The reader

200
What is publishing, in your own words?
answers may vary
200
What is sentence fluency, in your own words?
answers may vary
200
What does an organized paper look and sound like?
Answers may vary
200
How would you describe narrative writing to a friend?
answers may vary
300

What does prewriting entail?

Brainstorming and organizing your ideas

300
You are working with a friend and reviewing their paper. You notice that they are making several grammatical errors and they are having difficulty spelling. In which step of the writing process does this take place?
editing
300
What is word choice, in your own words?
answers may vary
300
You are editing a paper with your friend and you notice that they are having trouble spelling and punctuating correctly. Which trait do they need improvement on?
Conventions
300
You want to ask your principal to get rid of the school uniform policy and you want to do it by writing him/her a letter. Which genre might this type of letter fall under?
persuasive
400

What does drafting entail?

Organizing your ideas into full sentences and full paragraphs

400
You have been given a writing topic you aren't familiar with. You are trying to research and brainstorm everything you already know to help you organize facts and information. Which step of the writing process are you working to complete?
Prewriting
400
What is voice, in your own words?
answers may vary
400
You are looking over your paper during the revising process and you realize that you aren't being very clear with the topic and message in your paper. Your supporting details are not strong and you need to fix it. Which trait do you need to focus on fixing?
ideas
400
Come up with a sample narrative prompt.
answers may vary
500

What is the difference between revising and editing?

revising strengthens ideas, word choice, and flow

editing corrects punctuation and grammar

500
What is revising, in your own words? You must be extremely thorough and descriptive to earn these points.
Revising is when you sit down with a partner or by yourself and you read the paper out loud to scan for errors in sentence structure, organization, strengths, and weaknesses. You are rearranging and changing what you need to to make your paper sound its best.
500
What are ideas, in your own words?
answers may vary
500
What is the difference between the six traits of writing and the writing process?
answers may vary
500
Give an example of a descriptive writing prompt.
answers may vary
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