In this writing with voice instructional activity. students match 4 types of writing to 4 sentences, correct the voice problem in 4 sentences and then complete 3 statements with an active voice.
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Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sentence Starters - The Passive Voice
Discuss the active and passive voices with this packet. There are several exercises to complete! First, identify which sentences are active and which are passive. Then, create sentences in the passive voice with the given topic. Finally,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Author's Voice
Follow the procedural details here to model for your class how to identify author's voice in two poems, "Since Hannah Moved Away" by Judith Viorst and Mirriam Chaikin's "I Hate Harry." Together, determine voice and the words that reveal...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: Author's Voice in a Poem
Second graders use the title and text clues from a poem to determine what the author's voice is. In this author's voice lesson, 2nd graders participate in a directed lesson using the poem "Amazing Bats." They discuss their feelings with...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Structure Practice: The Passive Voice
Use this online interactive worksheet in an ELD class or for younger native speakers. They practice using simple past tense verbs in the passive voice. Many of the constructions are not straightforward, nor often used by early speakers,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Point of View is a Walk in the Park
Teaching young learners about point of view is a walk in the park with this two day lesson plan. Through class readings of the the children's books Seven Blind Mice and Voices in the Park, young readers learn to differentiate between the...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed