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Teaching Students to Maintain a Personal Voice in Writing
Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits

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Teaching Voice in Writing – Teacher Background By Barbara Mariconda. We’ve all heard teachers talk about “voice” – how a piece of writing somehow has it – or doesn’t. Often referred to as “author’s voice, it is a frequently misunderstood concept, an illusive quality that often seems difficult, if not impossible to teach.

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Teaching Students to Maintain a Personal Voice in Writing written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 4/2/ Out of all the writing traits, voice presents the biggest challenge for students and teachers.

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Step 1: Explain to students that writing is more interesting and fun to read when it has what is called voice: personality, color, and emotion. Step 2: Ask students to tell you what they think it means for writing to have voice. Writing Traits: Teaching the Skills of Voice: teacher-created resources and lessons all focused on skills that make up the trait of voice Strategies for Teaching VOICE (K - 6) This is a quick and effective lesson on adding Voice.

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For this lesson, they work with the voice trait by imagining how they would use a magic wand to cast fun spells and putting their thoughts into writing. Voice: A Definition for Primary Students Sparkling, confident, unquestionably individual. Each of the six writing traits--voice included--can be broken down into multiple smaller writing skills that--when working together--make-up the bigger trait. Below, find some of our webmaster's favorite resources and lessons that focus specifically on just one of voice's sub-skill: imitating real world voices.