Writing: Voice

A great question: gracious. ELA teachers: how do you teach voice? It is still super hard for me. I still feel like the basis of voice is word choice and I struggle to separate the two. Help! #ncte #nctevillage #engchat #whyisthissohardstill #ugh — Christina Torres (@biblio_phile) January 13, 2020 Some of the best educators on Twitter weighed in with their advice and insight, so if you’re on Twitter, I highly recommend reading some of the comments. And since this is my blog and personal pensieve, I choose to explore this a bit further. Rebecca is correct: the five of the…

Life and History (history is life)

A Toy Monkey That Escaped Nazi Germany And Reunited A Family I began this project I called “dismantling the essay” or “disrupting the essay,” and it continues. Driving home today, I had NPR on, and the introduction to this story almost made me turn on my own music, and thank heavens I didn’t. Not sure what it was about the introduction that seemed kind of weak, but it is a beautiful story–first to listen to the voices on the radio, and then read the article with the accompanying pictures. I didn’t need the photographs to bring it to life, but…