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Teaching Voice with Anthony Browne’s Voices in the Park
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- At least four copies of Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
- Writer's notebooks
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
- Character Analysis Chart (one per student)
- Character Analysis Chart Assessment
- Rubric Assessing Voice in Writing
- Stapleless Book Planning Sheet
The day before the lesson, choose four students, ideally two boys and two girls, as readers to perform the book following a readers' theater model. Choose readers who you know are proficient and somewhat dramatic so that they will be comfortable getting into their assigned voice. Assign each a voice and give each a copy of Voices in the Park so they can practice their parts at home that night.