Voice is a powerful feature of any writing, endowing the written word with personality and context. But being able to identify voice is a learned skill, and one that can be expertly employed to improve one’s own writing with the proper help. With these educational resources from Scholastic, you can help your students identify voice in their reading and better employ voice in their writing.
Students will learn to analyze a wide variety of texts, including fiction, non-fiction, speeches, and transcripts, in order to spot voice in writing and appreciate how it affects the character of a work. With this knowledge, they will then be able to return to their own writing and see how voice can fit into their writing. Teaching your students how to use voice will give them a leg-up in communicating ideas effectively and contribute to a richer classroom curriculum.