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Journal > Voices from the Middle
Writing with Voice
by Tom Romano
|Grades||5 – 9|
"Voice" is one of the least concrete elements of good writing, and yet it is also one of the most important. Helping students find a balance between the "gush" of ideas and words and the "long-thinking" of reflection and craft, Tom Romano leads students to allow themselves creative freedom while developing the patience to hone that first rush into a tight and effective piece of writing with voice.
Romano, Tom. "Writing with Voice." Voices from the Middle 11.2 (December 2003): 50-55.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students analyze Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne to determine how an author keeps an audience interested by creating voice and to applying that knowledge to their own writing.