Voice

By: Rhea Williams and John Grabowski


1) Summary: Voice refers to how the writer is coming through the words and making the reader feel like a real person is speaking to them. In order for the voice to be explicit and have meaning the writer should be engaged personally with the topic and should have a tone that is strictly their own. All writers have a voice of their own, which makes every writers pieces their own.

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3) Here is a link to an example of a student-created digital story that displays great voice. Students often can seem non-energetic when presenting or creating digital stories. In this example, the student takes what could be a boring science topic but engages the audience with a captivating tone.

Digital Story with great voice!

4) Activities for learning voice! This link gives a great activity that can be used in the classroom to teach children the difference of voice. There are also many other games and activities on this website.

5) Lesson Plan for all grade levels which refers to teaching voice in writing.

6) Discussion Question: Do you think readers who read with a lot of emotion have greater voice when writing?