6 Traits Writing

Welcome to the Writing Website!

Hello There...

My name is Mrs. Balley and I am going to teach you a little bit about writing.  As you work through this class, it is my hope that you will become a better writer AND you will have some fun along the way!

If you have any questions you can always ask me in person OR email me. My email address is [email protected]

Let's Get Started!

There are 6 chapters and each one focuses on a different Trait of Writing: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Voice, and Conventions.  The Dawg Blog is the place where we will share some of our thoughts and writing samples.  You will complete Lesson 1 for each chapter, before moving on to Lesson 2.  This is really going to be fun!

Before you begin, you will need a journal or notebook and a pencil or pen.  Choose one that fits your personality.  I want you to LOVE your journal...you'll be spending a lot of time with it.  My journal has two pretty, red flowers on it.  My favorite color is red and I am going to write with a red pen.  I also like to use a freshly sharpened #2 pencil when I write.

            Are you ready to start the class?  Chapter One: Ideas