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6 + 1 Traits

Picture books are a visual delight for readers of all ages for many readers. Art alone can entice the reader to return to the book again and again. There is a great teaching potential in these picture books. We can use them to model the writer's craft. By analyzing the text through the lens of one or more of the traits of writing - ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency , conventions and presentation.
The annotations are organized by traits:
 Ideas            Organization           Voice            Word Choice            Sentence Fluency       Conventions       Presentation