Adjust Writer’s Voice for Purpose & Audience

Adjust Writer’s Voice for Purpose & Audience

Adjust Writer’s Voice for Purpose & Audience March 11, 2014 | [Writing] When teaching voice, describe it as more than simply a student’s personality on paper. Voice is more accurately how the writer feels about the topic he is writing. Voice is the...
Build a Sense of Audience with Letter Writing

Build a Sense of Audience with Letter Writing

Last spring, second grade teacher Nancy Moats (Bailly Elementary in Chesterton, IN) had her students write letters saying “goodbye” to winter or “hello” to spring. And just recently, first grade teacher Nina Snyder (Meadow’s Edge...
Increase Writer Voice with Authentic Audiences

Increase Writer Voice with Authentic Audiences

Pen-pal writing isn’t all that unusual. Many teachers have older students write to students in younger grades. Or sometimes teachers set up pen pals with students from another school, even in another state. But what about pen-palling with a truck driver? Ever...