Introduction to the Six Traits of Writing

Learn the features of high quality writing.


For several decades, the ‘Six Traits of Writing’ has been used successfully in both primary and secondary contexts to teach students how to write well. By fostering deeper understandings about the writing process, students using the traits have developed a metalanguage to discuss writing, become more self-reliant writers and are better positioned to apply strategies to improve a draft. They assist educators to identify relevant skills and content to support large and small group instruction. Many writing rubrics and proficiency scales are based on the traits.

In this 60-minute live webinar, participants will explore the six characteristics of quality writing. This introduction will provide an overview of:

  • Ideas and Content
  • Organisational Structure
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions

Participants will explore each element in isolation and the way elements are combined to improve the overall quality of a piece of writing.

You will receive:

  • Webinar notes


$39 + GST

Should you attend?

This webinar is suitable for Teachers of Years 2-6.

Where and when?

See our webinar calendar for dates and times.