What To do during writer's workshop

Writer's Workshop

Voice Strategy Lesson Plan

 

A strong sense of voice demands that the writer make a commitment to the writing and write honestly and  with conviction. Voice is the personality of the writer coming through on the page. It is what gives the writing a sense of flavor, a uniqueness, and gives the reader the feeling that the writer is talking directly to the reader.

Copy out this handbook on six trait writing and keep in your portfolio under Literature.

SHOW

UNIQUE

Personality

AND

FORM

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Your Personality Sounds:
bullet   honest
bullet sincere
bullet passionate
bullet confident

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Your Emotions Sound:
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energetic

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heart-felt

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real world

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give a mood to your piece

Tall Tale

Advice Column

Movie Review

Eulogy

Business Letter

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Your Style:
bullet storyteller
bullet reporter
bullet words from your head
bullet  figurative language
bullet words sound like you
bullet slow or fast
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Your Point of View:
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opinioned

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considers perspective

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aware of audience

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sensitive to issues

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considerate of bias

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politically correct

Historical Journal

Restaurant Review

Interview

Persuasive Essay

Always

Cloud Callout: Brainstorm

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Your Experience:

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learned from past mistakes

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shows insight

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sounds believable

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own your topic

Keep a notebook handy

 

Comic Strip

Newspaper Article

Letter of apology

 

ACTIVITY

  1. Pass out an index card to each student. On the card, students write the following:
  • Something about themselves that they have in common with most people in the group.
  • Something they like to do at school and most students in their class may like to do.
  • One thing they would have at their home that others in the group may have.
  • One thing about themselves that is fairly unique.
The teacher collects the cards and, throughout the day, chooses a card, and reads the first sentence. She would ask all people who fit in that category to stand up. The teacher then reads the second sentence. If it applies to the student then remain standing if not, then sit down. The teacher continues reading the sentences. After the 4th one, there should be only one person standing. That person may share the unique experience. If there are two or more, each person can share the experience.

based on David Woessner's idea

Voice Page Two- Some key ideas

Some Ideas from Sylvia Gunnery's  Book 'The Writing Circle'

What To do during writer's workshop