Complete the writing prompt, adapted from Springboard page 27, provided below.
Describe the voice of the narrator in your independent reading book. Then, explain how the author’s diction and imagery create this voice. You might also mention other literary elements, such as juxtaposition, that contribute to the narrator’s voice or point of view. Be sure to:
- Begin with a clear thesis that states your position.
- Include multiple direct quotations from the text to support your claims. Introduce and punctuate all quotations correctly.
- Include transitions between points and a statement that provides a conclusion.
Goals are to identify and write about voice academically; to select and explore evidence that demonstrates understanding of voice, evidence, and commentary; to accurately punctuate quotations.
Exemplary Work uses quotes as part of paragraph, is thorough, and demonstrates control of conventions.