Author's voice is very important. Every good writer has one. But, what if your students can't recognize their own writer's voice????
This colorful and engaging Six-Traits of Writing Voice lesson helps students to understand what voice is and why it's important for a writer to recognize and develop his/her own unique writer's voice.
In order to help students understand writer's voice, I compared it to singer's voice. As part of the lesson, students will play the Voice Game in which they will listen to four popular songs and attempt to guess the artists' names, the title of the songs, and their voice based upon what they learned in the mini-lesson. There is a Voice Game Organizer on which the students will record their guesses. There is an answer key provided on the slide.
The lesson also includes paired and small group activities. There is also an individual writing assignment at the end of the lesson. Each involves higher-order questioning.
Student will also be asked to think and write about their unique writing voice. There is an activity with a graphic organizer. I always have my students color the organizer to make it their very own. We glue the organizer onto the inside cover of their Writing Journals as a reminder of who they are as writers.
This has been very successful in helping my students to recognize their own writer's voice. After the lesson, I've noticed vast improvements in quality of writing.
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