have taught students in sixth grade through college, and the Six Traits of Writing* adapts to every level. This semester I am teaching Comp 1 and I found a great resource for teachers who use Six Traits in Zane Bloser. I have used their PowerPoints in the past, and they are adaptable so I made them more college friendly by strengthening the examples and using text sets from They Say, I Say.
I have no affiliation with the company, I just like their materials and recommend them to other teachers. The Zane Bloser presentations are loveable because:
It is actually tricky to highlight in PowerPoint, so it is nice to have a pre-made presentation. In order for the highlighting to stay consistent, however, I had to copy and paste the theme into the current presentation.
To do this, copy the original slide, and then move into your new presentation. Right-click on the slide right before you the place that you want to insert your new slide, and choose the middle paste button that says "Keep Source Formatting".
* I know it is more precise to say 6+1 Traits, but I am used to the old school wording. Also, writing out numbers feels right.
Ally Sharp is a teacher, writer and editor, and technology trainer.