Voice in Writing

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What is voice in writing?  Read the following posts and think about what these writers are doing to capture your attention and connect with you as a reader.

“Fifty Minutes of Freedom” by TJ
“Advice for Future Seventh Graders” by Kendall
“My Trip to Mexico” by Reece
“The Starter That Nobody Wants (Is Better Than the One You Choose)” by Sloane
“Basketball Season Is Over” by Harper
“The True Meaning of Tired” by Alex
“Technology…” by Alec
“Star Trek vs. Star Wars:  Which Is Better?” by Tae-Kyung

What are some of the ways a writer can show personality through words?

2 thoughts on “Voice in Writing

  1. Hello Mr. Webb and students!
    We are so glad you will be sharing our work in your classroom 🙂 That’s exciting!
    We also like to view and discuss “mentor texts” to help us with our learning. It’s always great to have some examples to inspire us.

    If you would like to see more student posts with great voice, check out the following from earlier this year:

    We are in our last week of school now. Only four more days til summer vacation! We won’t have classes again until August 22 🙂

    We look forward to exchanging visits next school year!
    Mrs. Kriese’s Classes

  2. Mrs Kriese (and students)
    That’s a great idea for a post and would really make people think about the audience and the purpose of writing. I am always looking for fantastic practical examples that we could use to enhance the students writing (with my class of students here in New Zealand) so we are going to ahem, ‘borrow’ this post (if that’s alright of course) and then piggy back it onto our students work this week.
    Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand

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