Mastering the Passive Voice

Mastering the Passive Voice

Author: Sarah Diczok

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1b Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1d Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.3a Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).

Mastering the passive voice uses video, comics, a song, a quiz and a worksheet to provide instruction and practice.  Students will recognize passive forms, know when (and when not) to use them and change voices appropriately.  The Latin personal endings passive are also included.

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Directions - Mastering the Passive Voice Tutorial

Welcome to Sophia!

1.  Watch the video "Using the Active and Passive Voice in Writing".  Take the Sophia quiz.

2.  Click through the slides "On the Lighter Side".  Sketch your own passive joke/meme/t-shirt.

3. Listen to the "Passive Voice Endings" song.  Is it better or worse than your future tense one? Is it helpful? Why or why not?

Using the Active and Passive Voice in Writing

On the Lighter Side

Passive Endings Song

Love those Latin grammar songs!