Traits of Writing Workshop

A hands-on and practical workshop on the traits of writing to support independence and produce greater learning outcomes for all students.

The traits of writing are steeped in over 30 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.Trait writing helps students develop a critical writer’s eye and assess the main characteristics of writing independent from one another.

The traits are not a program, but a powerful tool that can be integrated in any writing approach to develop a shared language and understanding of the skills and qualities of good writing.
This workshop is for literacy leaders who are looking to:
  • Develop a clear and practical understanding of the traits of writing
  • Integrate the traits into current lesson planning
  • Identify the traits in students’ writing to provide feedback and inform teaching
  • Set individual and achievable writing goals that supports independence and self-reflection
You will receive:
  • Summary slides and notes on a powerpoint presentation. 
  • Two complete video lessons to try out in the classroom.