Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Behind the Books: More Voice Change Game

Last week I presented you with a challenge. I asked you to rewrite a passage from Under the Snow using an excited, playful voice. How did you do?

Here’s a fantastic sample written by a fourth grader from Massachusetts:

"Would you believe that ladybugs spend the whole winter packed into stone walls—thousands of them crammed into one crack.

And that’s not all. There’s all kinds of secret stuff happening in the winter world. Wood frogs can freeze solid and still survive. Turtles lie in the mud and hardly breathe.

Wow, I’m going to go outside and take a look around after school."

Now that’s one kid who understands voice!

1 comment:

  1. That 4th grader's voice is so fresh and excited! Makes me want to go outside and see if there are any ladybugs hiding in the folds of that old rug sitting on the woodpile.