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AP Literature Unit 1: Voice. Encompassing Summer Reading, personal essays, and other short readings. Learning Goal: Section 1 in Ntbk.

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AP Literature Unit 1: Voice

Encompassing Summer Reading, personal essays, and other short readings

Learning Goal: Section 1 in Ntbk

  • Students will be able to describe the techniques and methods that authors use to develop voice in various multicultural passages and stories, then analyze their purpose in creating character, tone, and theme, which will culminate in the creation of a college personal essay where they develop their own sense of voice. 

Scale- Record Your Ranking

  • 0- I don't know what "voice" is referring to in literature or writing.

  • 1- I know what "voice" means in literature and/or writing, but I don't know what techniques are useful in developing it.

  • 2- I know what "voice" looks like in literature and writing, and can identify techniques used to help create it.

  • 3- I know what "voice" is used for in literature and writing and can interpret literary techniques to help label language, or "voice".

  • 4- I know the importance of "voice" in literature and writing and can argue for the author's purpose of using varying literary techniques in creating a unique "voice".


1. What is YOUR definition of “voice” in reading and writing?

2. What do you think are some characteristics of an author’s voice? You can name literary elements, or just describe how you think an author creates voice.

3. Why do you think voice is important in the study of literature?

Pre-write continued

4. Name some “unheard voices” in our world today. What “groups” are still “voiceless”?

4.5 Explain what obstacles are impeding the voices of those groups or individuals.

Pre-write continued

5. Explain why it might be important to understand voices that are unlike your own.

6. Do you think that YOU have a unique voice to share with others? What do you think is unique about your voice. If you do not feel you have a unique voice, why not?

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