Identifying Passive Voice – Does the subject of the sentence receive the action? Highlight examples of passive voice in the sentences. What word is repeated in each of the examples above?
Identifying Active Voice – Is the verb the actual action? : Determine is if the sentences below contain active voice or passive voice by writing "active" or "passive" in the space provided.
FIXING IT UP – We do a subject and predicate hunt. If you want to fix your writing to make it better, one of the first things you should do is figure out if you're writing with passive or active voice.
The Three Bears – A simple story that we want you to pick apart. Is there any passive voice in sentence 1?
Tag With A Tiger – Would you ever do that? Write your own nonsense poem using any ideas from the poem you just read. Make sure your poem rhymes and contains 8 lines. It can be about tigers, playing tag, rats, rain, or even Granny. Just be sure to use active voice!
Leapin' Lizards, Frogs, and Toads! – Read the poems and highlight all examples of active voice.
Using What You Know To Grow – By remembering things we've already learned, we can start to learn new things.
Be A Sport – Try eliminating the forms of "to be" in the sentences below to start removing active voice.
Choosing the Best Verb – Circle the word in parentheses that best completes the sentence below.
ABC Summer BrainSTORM – Think of as many ACTIVE VERBS as you can that have to do with SUMMERTIME.
Dallying With Daffodils – List the examples of active verbs.
DON'T BE A BABY! – What are the 5 active sentences in here?
A Good Time Was Had By All – Does it contain active or passive voice? How can you tell?
Let's Get Cooking – Kind of a Mad Lib with a purpose.