Active and Passive Voice Review Activity

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9th - 11th, Homeschool
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Description

This active and passive voice activity will allow you to teach or review the concepts of active and passive voice in a hands-on format that will engage your high school students while allowing the grammar concept to sink in deeper.

HOW THIS LESSON WORKS:

  • You will prep this lesson by cutting out the cards and placing them in small bags for your students
  • Hand out a set of cards to individual students or to pairs
  • Each card has a mentor sentence printed on it (a sentence taken from a published work)
  • Students will work individually or in pairs to separate the cards into 2 stacks: one stack for sentences written in active voice and one stack for sentences written in passive voice
  • Walk around and guide students as they work, or wait until the end and see who has separated all the cards correctly
  • Give students the optional handout included in the lesson for further discussion and reflection on the sentences

HOW THIS LESSON ENGAGES YOUR STUDENTS:

  • High school students rarely get to do hands-on work with grammar, but they LOVE it (trust me on this).
  • Moving the cards around engages their hands which engages their minds
  • By separating the sentences, they will naturally compare the sentences, thus bringing further understanding of the differences between active and passive voice

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 12 pre-printed cards with a separate mentor sentence on each
  • 6 cards are written in active voice
  • 6 cards are written in passive voice
  • A customizable sheet so you can add your own mentor sentences from books your students are reading
  • Handout for further reflection and discussion after the activity
  • Detailed lesson plan with optional discussion questions

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
7 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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Standards

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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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