Improve Your Writing: Ideas

Good writers often divide their work into six components, usually called traits, a concept developed by teachers at Education Northwest. When writing, editing, or revising a piece, we assess its ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. This week, we will look at the idea trait and its importance to good writing. TheContinue reading “Improve Your Writing: Ideas”

The Cat’s out of the Tree: Idea Trait

Part 1 Let’s take a look at how the story “How To Get a Cat out of a Tree” uses the writing component of ideas. On Monday, we said that the idea, or main message, “should be made clear to the reader at the outset, and it should be developed and supported throughout the work.”Continue reading “The Cat’s out of the Tree: Idea Trait”