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"Take my Advice": Poems with a Voice
Discuss the meaning of the phrase tone of voice with the class. They respond to a variety of scenarios where a particular tone would be prevalent. They then read "Mother to Son" without knowing the title and answer some questions about the poem's tone and voice.
5th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 409 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 145 Views 251 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 179 Views 239 Downloads
The Tone of a Poem
Pupils are often confused by the literary terms tone and voice. Focus on tone by analyzing the poems suggested here, which are all from Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art. While reading through each poem, class members write down their emotional reactions to certain lines, underlining or writing down the lines that bring up those emotions.
5th Language Arts 21 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 25 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Tone Map
Poems are meant to be heard. Hearing a poem being read enriches one’s understanding of the tone and mood of the piece. Introduce your class to the sounds of poetry with a packet that not only details how to use poetry recordings in the classroom, but also includes a series of activities that explains how to identify the shifts of tone that occur.
9th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 58 Downloads
Active and Passive Voice
Show your high school and junior high learners the importance of active and passive voice in writing, and let them get their hands dirty with the provided practice questions. Although the lesson says that the active voice is preferred, it does support that the passive voice is effective for creating specific effect in writing.
9th - 10th Language Arts 108 Views 186 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Tone of a Poem
Tone and poetry are closely tied. Show your class how to determine the tone of a poem by noting your reactions and marking lines that bring out feelings. Next, work as a class to work through a second poem. Finally, have individuals read the poem The Alchemist in the City and identify feeling words that make up the tone of the poem.
5th Language Arts 11 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Give Me Some Expression!
Work to improve oral expression while reading aloud. Young scholars read sentence strips, changing their volume, speed, and tone to match what is written, making the sentence more meaningful. They read an entire story with a partner who uses a checklist to evaluate their use of expression.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Foster empathy and expose your class to the hardships of refugees. First, learners listen to, read, and analyze the poem "Refugee Blues" by W.H. Auden. They then use this poem as a model for their own poem that uses voice, imagery, and rhyme.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 32 Downloads
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 5 Views 29 Downloads
Active and Passive Voice: Finding Examples Online
Incorporate technological fluency with a search for examples of active and passive voice in online resources. Discuss how use of active or passive voice influences mood or tone and contributes to author's purpose. List of websites/digital texts to explore and a worksheet to track results is included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her characters, will not only help readers comprehend the dialogue, but will also reveal her mastery of traditional literary techniques.
9th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Narrative Writing
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives about literature, story writing, and composition skills.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
"Voices from Haiti": Using Poetry to Speak up for a Cause
Explore a real world use of poetry with your class! Young language arts pupils will consider the concept of advocacy and how journalism, photography, and yes, even poetry can raise awareness for a cause. Your class can read several poems about individuals affected by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, before listening to the poems and watching a slide show of the earthquake victims.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 52 Views 100 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary
Poets generally choose each word carefully, and Robinson Jeffers is no exception to this rule. Look closely at Jeffers' word choice in "Inscription for a Gravestone" and "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones" through discussion and writing. After choosing intriguing words as a class, send small groups off to look up these words in several different reference books and report their findings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Choosing a Tone: Jordan Pruitt - “One Love”
"Tone means attitude." Or so says this resource that uses Jordan Pruitt's "One Love" to model for songwriters how to develop an attitude in their lyrics. Class members engage in a number of exercises designed to give them direct and guided instruction in choosing and crafting a tone for their lyrics.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Beginner & Intermediate 5: Evaluating Credibility of Sources
Convey how to determine appropriate and credible online sources with a series of three lessons. After completing the lessons, class members will know what kinds of sources to use, how to identify credible sources, and how tone and style contribute to credibility.
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills 103 Views 148 Downloads CCSS: Designed