Teach your students about how to find the right balance between using active and passive voices.

Do you remember the first time an instructor mentioned active and passive voice? You probably thought "I didn't know written words have voices." Now you know and you want to share what you know with the students in your English class. By handing out Easy Teacher Voice Worksheets, you start your kids on a journey that will lead them to present content using a mostly active voice. Perhaps the most effective worksheet lists numerous sentences preceded by blank spaces. Students decide whether each sentence uses an active voice or a passive voice.

Although active and passive voices both include action verbs, one voice presents content with more authority to help your students create compelling prose.

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Printable Voice (Active and Passive) Worksheets

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ID the Voice

For each sentence below, write A on the line if the sentence is in active voice, or P if it is in passive voice.

Voice in Writing

Change each of the following sentences from passive to active voice.

Writing in Active Voice

The sentences below are in passive voice. Rewrite them in active voice.

Using Active and Passive Voice

Sentences in active and passive voice both contain action verbs, but they differ in how the action relates to the subject. In active voice, the subject performs the action. In passive voice the subject receives the action.

Using Active Voice

For each sentence below, write A on the line if the sentence is in active voice, or P if it is in passive voice.

Active and Passive Voice

The sentences below are in active voice. Rewrite them in passive voice.

Make Them Active

The sentences below are in passive voice. Rewrite them in active voice.

Using Passive Voice to Find a Direct Object

The sentence below are written in active voice. Rewrite them in passive voice. Then write the direct object on the line.

Passive Voice and the Direct Object

For each sentence, identify whether it is written in active voice (A) or passive voice (B). Identify the direct object.

Just Two Sentences

Write two sentences for each subject/direct object pair below. Write the first sentence in active voice. Write the second sentence in passive voice.

Active and Then Passive

You are given a subject and a direct object. You are asked to write two sentences off of that in active/passive voice.

More Practice

A second round of the worksheet just above. The layout is a bit different too.

Active or Passive Voice?

Read each sentence below. Identify whether it is written in active or passive voice. Write active or passive on the line.

Mixed Review

Identify the voice each sentence is written in and then transform a few sentences for us.

Passive To Active

The sentences below are in passive voice. Rewrite them in active voice.