Voice Whizardry: 36 Discovery Activities to Develop Personal Writing Voice
"Tired of dull, formula-driven writing from students? Discover Voice Whizardry and reawaken their slumbering voices! Easily adaptable to any balanced language arts program, these 36 Discovery Activities teach students in grades 4-8 how to identify the subtle elements of voice and use them skillfully in any writing situation. With literary models and student writing samples for narrative and expository writing throughout, this resource will show teachers and students how to: •Recognize voice in the writing of others •Choose writing topics carefully •Personalize and focus responses to write-on-demand prompts •Adapt writing voice to different audiences and genres •Expand vocabulary --essential for writing growth Plus, each Discover Activity includes a new kind of mini-lesson that helps teachers explore their own voice before introducing the skill to the class --perfect for Professional Growth and/or Development Plans."
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