VOICES Headers {free download}

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you are all off to a wonderful weekend with your families and friends!

Tonight, I'm sharing some signs I don't actually use (as of yet) with my class (we began a new Writer's Workshop program earlier this year, so I wanted to stick with the basics of that program and get comfortable with it first). But the VOICES Board is something I've seen a lot around the Internet in the past...and I have been thinking implementing this for awhile.

So when I received a very sweet email asking about a VOICES Board to coordinate with the CRAFT Headers, I thought it would be a good time to get this set up. I know there are others out there who use VOICES as well, so I'm really hoping this is something that can be used!

The file is in two parts...the first features the headers and the second file has matching lined paper for the strategies (in the same fashion as the CRAFT ones). To typed on the pages with the lined paper, you will just need to create a text box over the lines--this will allow you to type the strategies you would like, on top of the lines.

Have you used a VOICES Board in the past? Did you find it to be helpful for your students? I would love to hear your thoughts on this!

VOICES Headers (PDF)
Coordinating Lined Paper (PPT)

Circle graphics courtesy of The Digital Bake Shop.
School-themed graphics courtesy of Traci Reed (at tracireed.com).


  1. Kristen--Your timing is perfect!! I did something similar to this a few years ago and loved it! I was just thinking about trying it again now with my new curriculum to see if it fits. I love the look of these--thanks for posting this :o)

  2. Love it!! Thanks for sharing! I love how all your stuff matches! I am obsessed with matching!! :)

  3. Another great freebie! I love everything you create! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. Beautifully done, as always.

    And all this without Google :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  5. I love your posters and charts... I have a random question.

    How do you use the coordinated lined pieces th your charts and headings?

  6. Just when I thought you had done it all, you go and do this! Cuteness!
    Susan at http://rodriguezrockstars.blogspot.com/

  7. I love the lined paper you always make to go with these. It just brings it all together and makes everything look so polished. Thank you for making all of these things for us all!

    Teaching in Room 6

    1. How do you use these?
      I think they're great, but I'm not sure how I can use them.

  8. I am rethinking my writing workshop for next year. Writing is my absolute fav, but with a co-teaching class of 36, it went on the wayside this year. I have all downloaded all of your headers, in hopes that they will inspire me to be a better writing teacher next year!

    Faithful in First

  9. These are super cute! I do a similar set up on my focus wall, but it takes up soo much space. I'll definitely use this for my next year's focus wall. THANK YOU for sharing!!! -Becky :)

  10. I was just about to make something similar as I may be transitioning to just writing in the coming year -- what a great resource!

  11. I love these! I can't wait until I get to redecorate my classroom. These are a definite must!! Have you thought about doing CUPS (Capitlaization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling). I would love to have a set that coordinate with Craft and Voice!!

    Best Practices 4 Teaching

  12. Kristen - I just adore these signs and how you set them up!!! I'm busy racking my brain to see all the ways I can use these type of signs for something I might be doing in my computer classes next year!

  13. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this?!?! I cannot wait to use them next year.

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  14. You're amazing my friend!!!! I can't wait to use both this & CRAFT board next year!!!! Now I'm just trying to figure out how to tie it into my Hollywood theme. Any suggestions?

    I love it!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

  15. I had not heard of Voices, but it looks a lot like some of the writing traits I use with my kids. I will deff use it next year! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing.

    Ms. M

  16. The CRAFT and VOICES headings look amazing! I would love to use them in my classroom but I am having a hard time getting them to download. Hmmm...
    Thank you for being fabulous!!
    Mrs. B

  17. This goes well with 6+1 Writing. I saw the CUPS request and that sounds great, too. Thank you for sharing these items!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

  18. I love these and can't wait to use them. Is there any way you would be interested in making an ! to stand for presentation. I want to call my board VOICES! so that it is truly a 6+1 traits board and not just 6....hee hee :)

  19. Thanks so much! I started doing the Daily 5 this year with my second graders, and I am using your CAFE headers. The VOICE headers will a go along wonderfully. Thanks again.

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  21. Does anyone have a nice little break down of mini lessons for VOICE? I love you Kristen broke down the mini lessons for the R and T in CRAFT and it would be cool to see a compilation of the different mini lesson spins everyone has. If I was better about blogging right now I would host it on my own blog but I'm sooo busy!! It's just crazy!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher
    PS My whole school is buzzing with your sassy stuff!! :) Love it!!

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  23. I will definitely do some research on the Voices Board. It looks great. I really appreciate the lines that you can add text to. It is great for my type-A personality!! I like everything to be neat and organized and polished looking! You obviously put a lot of thought into your work!


  24. I printed these and have them ready to go, but what did you write on the lined paper? I assume you put your minilessons on there similar to CAFE. Do you have a picture of your completed VOICES wall?

  25. I'm not sure if my comment went through or not. I LOVE your voices and craft bulletin boards. I have both sets. I'm wondering if you are able to share the exact fonts you used as I'm trying to do some other things in my classroom and would like the fonts to be consistent! Thanks so much in advance.

    1. Hi! Of course! They are My Own Topher and Scruffy Angel :)


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