Every writer knows (and readers know this too) how important it is to have a 'voice' in your writing. A unique style that shows who wrote it. A certain feel to a writing that make it comes alive. It's hard to teach and some people have it - and some have more trouble with it.
Eleven-year-old Pippi has no trouble with it.
We were at conferences yesterday with her math and language arts teacher (together.) Her language arts teacher told us that Pippi really has 'voice' in her writing. In fact she has Pippi read her work aloud to the class to demonstrate what 'voice' is in writing.
Her math teacher nodded. "Oh yes. She has voice," she says with meaning "You should see the little comments she leaves in her math homework."
Ah - to have voice and to know how to use it!