Voice is the writer coming through thewords, the sense that a real person isspeaking to us and cares about the message.It is the heart and soul of the writing, themagic, the wit, the feeling, the life andbreath. When the writer is engagedpersonally with the topic, he or she impartsa personal tone and flavor to the piece that isunmistakably his/hers alone. And it is thatindividual something–different from themark of all other writers–that we call Voice.
Agenda• Open to P.145• Define “Voice”• Read an example of “voice”• Rewrite an old fairy tale to showvoice• Add voice to your 1st draft
Warm-Up:Discuss the following• Why we used a family tree for “Visit toGrandmother”• Why we used a diagram on P. 123 for thebuilding of the future• Why we used a Venn diagram for “Gamesat Twilight”Lastly, discuss what these threeunderlined things have in common