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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 164 Views 262 Downloads
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 29 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 181 Views 242 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
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
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: 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 20 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Learners 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
Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry
Explore the paradox of the universe - or, at least, of popular music - with this lesson. Using the songs "Inaudible Melodies" by Jack Johnson and "She" by Green Day, your class will complete a graphic organizer to help them understand the meaning of a literary paradox.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an article titled "Suspect in L.
6th - 12th Language Arts 54 Views 437 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 plan 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 110 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
With Your Own Two Hands: Are You Changing the World or "Waiting for the World to Change"?
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for changing the world with two (provided) worksheets.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 47 Downloads
A Time Traveler's Log Using H.G Wells' The Time Machine
After reading chapter 4 of The Time Machine by H.G Wells, readers focus on idea development and voice in the narrative. They split into groups to respond to writing models, and work through a Six Trait writing activity to create their own time-traveling character and story.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
On the Road Again
Young scholars read to their peers from selected texts. As one person reads, the other person listens to his/her peer, noting tone and fluency. Afterward, they reflect on each other's reading. There is a guided reflection worksheet provided.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
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
Discovering the Element of Color in Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale: A Comparison of Tone Color and Art Color
Young scholars 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