Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Day the Crayons Quit: Speaking and Writing with Voice

It's time to teach your young writers about VOICE...the personal stamp of a writer that reveals personality and purpose. Voice gives energy to a piece of writing. When you write with voice, you know that someone—an audience—is going to read it, hear it and get your point loud and clear. Yes, your kinders can do it! And this colorful book is going to help.

Just in case you haven't seen the book yet...

We read this book over and over again. Here are some of our charts and activities.

We analyzed the problems and facial expressions of each crayon.

We turned to partners and acted like we were crayons with problems. This gave us a chance to use voice.

Then we wrote letters to ourselves as if we were the crayons. We referred to this chart to help us decide how to make our crayons match our writing. You can get the chart from Teacher Treasures here.

Get your free writing frame here.

Speak your mind...Let me know if these ideas work with your kids!

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