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How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
No color, no images, no sound. Just words on paper. How then, do writers convey the tone of a piece? By carefully selecting the words they use to create an impression in the minds of readers. After all, "Don't come back, Jack" expresses a very different sentiment than "Sorry, I'm not interested.
6 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two poems on the same subject.
11th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Tone and Mood
How are mood and tone similar? Different? Help your readers understand the difference between the two with this helpful guide. On the first page, they read the definition for both tone and mood and identify words that are describe each. On the second page, they put their knowledge to work on seven examples.
8th - 12th Language Arts 123 Views 242 Downloads
Tone and Mood
What's the difference between tone and mood? Clear up the confusion with an excellent reference sheet and activity. Middle school writers interpret two lists of adjectives that describe mood, or atmosphere of the work, tone, or the way feelings are expressed.
6th - 9th Language Arts 136 Views 220 Downloads
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification.
8th Language Arts 233 Views 1765 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read
The second lesson of a pair about Paul Laurence Dunbar, this plan focuses in particular on his poem, "We Wear the Masks." After a short historical introduction, class members conduct a series or readings, marking up the text and discussing literary elements such as imagery, tone, and personification.
6th Language Arts 57 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Tone Map
Students listen carefully to a portion of the Poetry Out Loud CD. They focus on the tones the poet uses in his recitation of a poem. Then they map a poem of their own so that a classmate can read it using the tonal qualities intended by the student author.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 28 Downloads
Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone
Learners examine how artists use color to set the tone of a painting. They analyze and discuss various paintings, complete a chart comparing the artists' color schemes and tones, and write a paragraph comparing two images.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 36 Downloads
Teaching Tone vs. Mood Using Computer-Based Multimedia
If you have Microsoft's Photo Story 3 or Macintosh's iMovie software, you can use it to teach about tone and mood. First, display the positive images listed with calm, classical music in the background. Then, with the same music, show harsher images.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 37 Downloads
Satire and Tone
Satire and tone are difficult concepts for high schoolers to fully comprehend. Luckily, Mark Twain was an expert of satire, and learners still find his work interesting today. Use chapter 13 of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to illustrate both tone and satire, and how they go hand in hand.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 60 Downloads
The Giver: Mood and Tone
Read The Giver to examine mood and tone in relation to word meanings and definitions. Young scholars locate definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for words related to mood and tone. Extend the lesson to include a focus on music and art.
6th - 9th Language Arts 35 Views 313 Downloads
Poetic Language: Setting A Tone
Pupils observe examples of writing and discuss the tone. After reading "The Bells" by Edgar Allen Poe, and discussing each stanza, students discuss ways to strengthen the tone and create another version. They rewrite a stanza, share their poem with the class and discuss better ways to express the tone.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Discovering the Element of Color in Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale: A Comparison of Tone Color and Art Color
Students experience several different tone colors in the song and also add layers of color to their copy of "The Owl" to compare and contrast how an artist would create the element of color.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads