Has anyone used the Six Traits model for teaching writing? Is it a widely-used or useful model?
Appreciate your help! Thank you!
Hi The French,
Yes it is a model for teaching writing.
More information is available here: writingfix.com/traits.htm
Basically, this method appears to break down the components of writing e.g. organization, voice, word choice. By training students on each of the components, it is hoped that the students can piece the skills learnt together to write well.
I'm actually looking for broad effective strategies for teaching writing. Any help in this area will be appreciated.
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I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
What sort of students will you be teaching?
That's no problem Barb_D. Thanks for your help! :)
Tdol, I'm looking at EFL learners in middle school. The 6 traits seem to have been developed for younger children. However, I understand that the kids are struggling with their writing so I am looking at simpler materials for them.
Have you any advice of broad approaches to writing for me?
Thank you! :)