Someone once said, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
It’s the same exact thing with our voice when we talk or write!
Since people can’t read our minds, we must share our thoughts
and opinions about things we are writing about in our essays.
I know how I feel about certain issues, but how do YOU feel, and
more importantly, how do you SHOW those feelings by the things
you do? A beach looks a certain way in MY mind, but I don’t know
what YOUR beach looks like. What can you actually see, hear,
smell, or touch there? It’s not always what you say, but how you
say it that shows who you are. This product will help you show your students how to share their point of view and perspective in their writing using the acronym T.O.E.S.
Pages 1-3 Paper Potato Head Activity to check essays for voice
Pages 4-6 What's on Your Mind? writing thoughts of characters
Pages 8-10 That's Your Opinion! sharing opinions during essays
Pages 11-13 In a Word, Let's Roll, Take a Number, Deal with It!
Writing voice using a variety of sentence lengths
Pages 14-16 TELL Me How You Really Feel!
Using various synonyms to write feelings about topics
Pages 17 SHOW Me How You Really Feel!
Teaching student to use actions to SHOW how they
feel about a topic through actual actions in the form
of actual actions as phrases and sentences, and not
Pages 18-22 Where am I? Using the five senses to make the
setting of the story come to love by showing it
Page 23 Burgers and Essay Using Ketchup to help limit
overuse of dialogue in stories
Pages 24-25 Cuh Cuh Comma..... a great activity to help
remember all the punctuation and capitalization
when using dialogue
Page 26-27 SAY It in a Word! showing how to say a lot with
only one or two words
Page 28-34 Shootin' the Breeze Lesson that teaches the
importance of using a variety of said words when
implementing dialogue in a story/personal narrative
Page 35 Practicing dialogue with students from the class