Web Resources by Trait: Voice

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"Idiom is larger than geography; it is the hot breath of a people singing, slashing, explorative. Imagery becomes the magic denominator, the language of a passage, saying the ancient unchanging particulars." Mari Evans (1923 - ) US poet, educator, editor

6+1 TRAITSTM of Writing Rubrics and Definitions NWREL's definitions of the 6+1Traits™ of Writing

Finding Your Voice by Christopher Meeks

"STYLE as Substance" by Christopher Meeks

Tips for putting Voice into a Paper by Krysti Sibley

Lesson Plans in Voice:

It always helps to see what others have done with this Trait. Here are several links to Voice specific lesson plans:

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.

Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing Just what you were looking for! Here's a nice collection of practical classroom mini-lessons that will give you great ideas for each of the traits and more.

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