This zip file contains 15 Smartboard slides and 2 printables. The focus of this lesson is the Ideas Trait of the 6+1 Traits of writing. It contains slides reviewing the traits purpose as well as a rubric for the ideas trait and sample papers for students to score for practice. It also includes a graphic organizer and writing paper for students to focus on a particular "Special Object" they woud like to write about. The graphic organizer helps them focus on their ideas. There is also samples of how to use the grapic organizer as well as a finished product example.