Clarify That Voice is a Choice

Clarify That Voice is a Choice

Clarify That Voice is a Choice July 19, 2017 | [Writing] Teachers often approach the trait of voice with a little apprehension. Although some students write with voice naturally, all students can be taught how to include it in their own writing. To start, remember...
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...
Teach Voice with Picture Books

Teach Voice with Picture Books

Once your students understand what voice is, help them tap into it within their own writing. Read aloud picture books that would demonstrate different types of voice and then try these follow-up lessons or writing experiments to hone skills. STRATEGY #1 Utilize colors...
Let Your Voice Be Heard

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Many of you have heard Kristina Smekens’ explanation for the trait of voice–it’s the writer’s attitude about the topic. With that said, consider introducing the trait with a “face” icon; play off the idea of facial expressions for...