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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 5 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide introduces the RAFT technique and offers practical ideas for using this technique to teach students to experiment with various perspectives in their writing.