Active and Passive Voice Lesson With Mentor Sentences

Grade Levels
9th - 11th, Homeschool
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Use this active and passive voice lesson to teach your students how to become more fluent writers with a better command of language. This scaffolded lesson explains what active voice is, what passive voice is, when to use active or passive voice, and has multiple examples of active and passive voice from published authors.

After observing mentor sentences showcasing the concept, students will get multiple opportunities to practice through the active and passive voice exercises and prompts provided.


  • Includes a warm-up game that wakes your students up
  • References to pop culture in the example sentences get students' attention (these are customizable slides which you can fill in with what interests your students)
  • Mentor sentences that showcase great writing
  • Sentence frames allow your students to have a clear path to mastery
  • Picture and video prompts give your students something fun about which to write


  • Google slides lesson (17 slides)
  • Teacher notes included on each slide to help convey concepts clearly
  • Guided notes for students (printable and digital versions)

By engaging your students in each part of the lesson, the concept of active and passive voice will stick!

Are you curious to know more about mentor sentences and how to use them? Check out my full explanation with examples on my blog HERE!

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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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