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 eballey@gpsk12.net

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