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  1. Voice English 3 – Mr. McGowan

  2. Voice EVERY WRITER HAS… • A distinct personality. • Passions, opinions, prejudices, and information. • Words should capture the writer's personality.

  3. Strong Voice • Captures the reader's attention • Individuality, liveliness, and energy. • Makes the writer's purpose clear. • Helps readers experience the emotions of the writer and understand the writer's ideas.

  4. Word Choice • Careful word choice • Punctuation, paragraphs • The teacher looked at the student. • The teacher glared at the student.

  5. The teacher smiled at the student. • The teacher scowled at the student. • The teacher smirked at the student.

  6. Voice Practice • Ann Ellis / Dean Koontz • Christian Lander • Bill Bryson

  7. Dialogue Activity #1 • Pick two students in the class (or two of your friends). • Write a dialogue between them. • One is trying to buy something from the other (decide what it is) • They cannot agree on an acceptable price.

  8. Voice Practice • Now, write another dialogue between two people with the same situation. • A. A priest/minister and one of the characters from Jersey Shore • B. A recently released African-American prisoner and a white, suburban mother of four • C. Mr. McGowan and a California surfer dude • D. Others??

  9. Voice examples • “Chaos Theory” • Watch • Part 1 (0:00 – 0:38 ) – Girl, mugger • Part 2 (0:39 – 0:52) – Mugger at computer • Part 3 (0:53 – 1:41) – Mugger, “money guy” • Part 4 (1:42 – 3:00) – Mugger, Special Agent

  10. Now watch the end. • Part 5 (3:01 – 4:09) – Mugger, Witness • Part 6 (4:10 – 5:11) – Mugger, other guy Would you change any dialogue from elsewhere in the film?