The 6 Traits in the Writing Process Poster Set, Item: 538

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The 6 Traits in the Writing Process Poster Set


by Kristina Smekens

To help students successfully negotiate their way through the writing process, demonstrate how the 6 Traits of Writing fit within each stage (pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish). Based on the Common Core requirements for writing, this poster set highlights the "trump traits" for each part of the process.

This product includes:

  • An introductory page
  • Six 8.5 x 11" PDF posters of writing process stages, each with an introductory explanation page:
    • Pre-write (Ideas & Organization)
    • Draft (Ideas, Organization, & Word Choice)
    • Revise (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, & Sentence Fluency)
    • Edit (Conventions)
    • Publish (All the traits +1)
  • Six Smekens original Writing Traits Icons—placed in a Word document to copy & resize for your classroom use (NOTE: NOT for commercial use)
    • Ideas—light bulb
    • Organization—train cars (engine, middle car, caboose)
    • Voice—face
    • Word Choice—bull's eye
    • Sentence Fluency—phone & cell phone
      NOTE: An extra page is included with a cell phone icon for sentence fluency.
    • Conventions—toolbox

Grades K-12, 12-page downloadable PDF (Acrobat) Document File + 8-page downloadable Word Document (Product Note: This is a digital item. No physical products will be shipped.)

Teachers are encouraged to make classroom sets of digital downloads. However, please refrain from sharing the download beyond your classroom.

The 6 Traits in the Writing Process Poster Set by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at

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