Voice

An author’s tone or attitude toward a subject in a text.

Currently, there are no Voice lessons for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

Lesson 1
Identify and describe the author’s voice (feelings) in a poem using the title and textual evidence
  • Amazing Bats
  • The Bat
Lesson 2
Compare and contrast the author’s voice in two texts using the title and textual evidence
  • My Friend, the Snake
  • The Scary Snake
  • The Concert
  • My Moment

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Healthy Smile
  • All About Ants
  • Smoking Hurts People
  • Wild Waves
  • Wise Old Whales
Lesson 1
Give examples of words and phrases that support the author’s voice in a poem
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
Lesson 2
Compare and contrast words and phrases in poems with different voices
  • Spooky ABC
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

Unit Reading Passages

  • Be a Safe Sport!
  • Cat Treat Stops Mosquitoes
  • Game On
  • Germs Go to School!
  • Goodbye to Tag?
Lesson 1
Give examples of words and phrases that support the author’s voice in a poem
  • Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
Lesson 2
Compare and contrast words and phrases in poems with different voices
  • The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Unit Reading Passages

  • Children's Poet Honored
  • Helping Hands
  • Recess Risk
  • Shearing Shrek
  • They're Back

Voice lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball
Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Unit Reading Passages

  • School Colors
  • Eyewitness to History: Grandma was a Protester
  • Cool Cats
  • Battle Over the Pledge
  • Backpacks to Fight Hunger

Voice lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
Home of the Brave
Keeping the Night Watch/Chess Rumble

Unit Reading Passages

  • Bridging the Gap
  • Freedom's Road
  • Ig Nobel Winners
  • Slavery in the North
  • The Gender Gap