Web Resources by Trait: Voice
Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits
"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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