Verb Voice: Active vs. Passive

Instructional Resource

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Smarter Balanced
Grade Levels
Grade 8

Verb Voice: Active vs. Passive

Instructional Resource

Students will learn the difference between active and passive voice. They will understand why the passive voice is usually avoided and how the verb voice makes a difference in a reader’s understanding of a text.  Students will learn the two verb voices, active and passive, and they will practice identifying voice and making changes to a sentence to achieve their desired voice. Students will also maintain a clear and consistent voice in their writing.

Author
Gnene Fordyce Amanda Olinger
Publisher
Smarter Balanced - Smarter Tools for Teachers