Kim Schoonover, a teacher from Georgia, shared this idea with us. Write a short paragraph in which you reveal your assigned emotion.
Worksheet printable for the class. Even my 5th grade boys love this book. Lesson Extensions Pre-select a variety of picture books with strong voice and emotion. Assignments All students are expected to write a paragraph depicting their assigned emotion and to share it with their classmates.
Explain to students that expressing emotion in writing is one way to add more voice to a story.
You could use the Mood Signs from Part I for this activity. After all students have finished reading, ask each group to read aloud the page that they marked and share the captured emotion with the class. Make sure to include emotions experienced by characters in the book you chose to read aloud.
Lesson Assessment Teachers often use checklists to assess student writing. Have each partnership put a sticky note on one of the pages and label it with the emotion they feel is captured by the words on that page.
Send students back to their desks with their Voice Cards. Students must reveal the emotion solely through the thoughts, words, or actions of the characters or narrator in their short stories.
Revisit and Revise Step 1: You will need at least one adjective per student, plus one or more to use in a demonstration. Create Mood Signs by cutting the plain white 11" x 8.
Pass out the Mood Signs you prepared ahead of time with the names of different emotions that are captured in the story.
For example, if you have the word "Nervous," you might write: Make sure that your students understand that adding emotion is one way to add more voice to a story. My hands were so sweaty I could barely hold the microphone in my hand.
Look at your own card and model for your students how to complete the activity. You may want to choose your word ahead of time so that you can pre-plan your writing.
Then I read a book I thought my 5th grade boys would never go for, and they totally got it.
Follow up the read aloud with a discussion about why this story had such strong voice and how the author achieved this. Writing is an overwhelming subject to teach, but I really love it and want to do all that I can to help my students improve.
Tell students that they have been assigned an emotion that they will need to portray through writing. Hope you get a chance to check this book out! Ask students to tell you what they think it means for writing to have voice.
Which students will need more one-on-one assistance? Explain to students that they will meet in small groups where they will listen to fellow authors in the class read aloud their improved stories.
Worksheet that they feel the author has clearly revealed in his or her writing.*Voice *Conventions The 6 Traits of Writing by Jennifer Heidl-Knoblock and Jody Drake.
• Incorporate a variety of lessons/activities to teach the strategies for each trait. The Traits Support the Writing Process Prewriting The Six Traits of Writing.
Voices- 6 Traits Voice mini-lesson skills on display!
This post talks about my favorite paragraph writing activities and explains how Paragraph of the Week improved my students' writing. Love the writing prompts and writing rubrics! 6 Traits Writing Board *Cafe Inspired* and Checklist - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley.
Voice—the personal tone and flavor of the author's message; For questions about our 6+1 Traits Writing work contact Jacqueline Raphael.
6+1 Trait Subscription. Subscribe to the 6+1 Traits mailing list to stay up-to-date on 6+1 Trait Writing news, resources, services, and trainings. Here you will learn how to develop students' writing skills by using the 6 traits of writing approach, as well as teaching activities for each component.
Compare the voice in fiction and nonfiction books. Lots of Voice: Helping Students Develop Strong Writing Voices. By Beth However, many students are not sure how to add voice to their writing and do not have a clear Since my students' writing will be assessed according the "6+1 Traits of Writing," I make sure to provide parents with a clear definition of voice so that they are able to.
The 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment comprises 6+1 key qualities that define quality writing. These are: Ideas —the main message Organization —the internal structure of the piece Voice.Download