Active or Passive Voice Writing Worksheets:
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?
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.
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.
Three Bears – A simple story that we want you to pick apart. Is there any passive voice in sentence 1?
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!
A Sport – Try eliminating the forms of "to be" in the sentences
below to start removing active voice.