Recognizing Voice and Finding Your Own Voice in Writing About the City
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By Way of Conclusion . . .
We as inner city English and classroom teachers know how difficult it is to teach language and writing skills because our students think of English as a non-subject, a subject without substance and without a body of information that has to be learned. The use of a theme, such as the city, might make them understand that they are learning concrete material (no pun intended). By pointing out the different voices, you might be able to make students understand the importance of using appropriate vocabulary, writing in the best person and keeping the audience in mind as they write. An understanding of voice should enable the students to know the purpose of reading and of writing. The hope is that they’ll do more of both.