illustration of boy writing

The five features of effective writing

By Kathleen Cali and Kim Bowen

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

  • conventions, 6, 7
  • elaboration, 4, 7
  • focus, 2, 7
  • grammar, 6, 7
  • mechanics, 6, 7
  • organization, 3, 7
  • sentence formation, 6, 7
  • style, 5, 7
  • support, 4, 7
  • usage, 6, 7