Try pulling text that have strong direct or indirect examples of voice. Then, have students mark the text underlining the diction and/or syntax that support the voice.


Tell over dramatic students to be over dramatic in their writing. If a student is sarcastic, have him/her be sarcastic in his/her writing. Meet them in their comfort zone and hone their writing skills from there.


Have students think of a person or character with a brilliant personality. Next, give the students a topic and have them write about that topic in the voice of the person they hand in mind.

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These strategies have worked for me. Let me know what you think. Also, others can add comments and share what they have done. Good luck! #NCSSBeTheBest