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Reading Lessons: Townsend Press

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Enhance your literacy unit with a set of videos featuring textual analysis and reading comprehension strategies. From discerning the main idea of a text to evaluating an author's purpose and tone, the ten-part series engages upper...
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"EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 1: Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure and Meaning"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the anchor text of a 12-part module created for sixth graders. Scholars read and examine the literature in the context of figurative language, tone, and meaning. Learners draw conclusions and...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: War Coming Close to Home

For Teachers 8th Standards
Help readers develop the ability to understand complex text. Thanhha Lai's Inside Out & Back Again serves as the anchor work in this first unit that focuses not only on how word choice impacts tone and meaning, but also how to draw...
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Songwriting Skills

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice...
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Starting Early: A Kindergarten Digital Guide

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
It's never too early to start helping kids understand the basics of safety and technique on the internet. Check out this five-part unit designed with kindergarteners in mind! They take a look at what makes a good password, create their...
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Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative...
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Reading Literature: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle literature instruction with the help of a collection designed to meet every Common Core English language arts standard. Included is a unit, a video, and a variety of lesson plans and worksheets ready to drive, enhance, and support...
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"EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 1: Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure and Meaning"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Christopher Paul Curtis' Newberry Medal winning novel Bud, Not Buddy is the anchor text in a unit that asks middle schoolers to examine Bud's rules to live by. They compare these rules to those in President Barack Obama's 2009...
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Classroom Management in Elementary Grades

For Teachers K - 5th
Establishing classroom rules and expectations during the first few days of school is crucial in setting the tone for the entire school year. Exposing individuals to a morning routine, as soon as they walk through the door on that first...
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Tone and Mood

For Students 8th - 12th
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....
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Tone and Mood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The ability to identify and describe the tone and mood of any work, be it art, literature, or film is an important critical thinking skill. And it can be taught. This resource uses film trailers to model for viewers how to examine...
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Tone, Mood, Theme, and Motif

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's all well and good when you're asked to identify a speaker's tone using his or her body language, facial expression, and pitch and emphasis. Identifying the tone of a written passage is another challenge entirely. Check out an...
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Teaching Tone and Mood

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tone and Mood are not synonymous! Introduce young readers to these literary devices with a series of exercises that not only point out the significant differences between the terms but also shows them how to identify both the tone and...
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Tone Worksheet 3

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
The interpretation of a poem often lies in the mind of its reader, especially when reading the tone. Focus on author's word choice, middle schoolers read four different poems and briefly state a perceived tone for each, along with the...
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Satire and Tone

For Teachers 11th
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...
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Tone: Voice of the Speaker

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Tone and mood are easy to use interchangeably—and yet they are very different elements of literature. Help middle schoolers discern between the way a speaker feels about his or her subject and the way the audience is meant to feel with a...
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Setting the Tone with Figurative Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
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,...
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Teaching Tone vs. Mood Using Computer-Based Multimedia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Diction and Tone

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A key element of literary criticism is the analysis of diction and tone. The 26 slides in this presentation model for scholars the questions to ask when forming an analysis. Loaded with examples and practice exercises, the presentation...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Sound, Tone, and Rhythm

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on the musicality of poetry by reading out loud or playing a recording of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" and "The City and the Sea." Discuss the tone, rhythm, and sounds of the poems before launching into a written analysis of the...
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Analyzing For Tone: AP Literature - DIDLS

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help your poetry readers analyze for tone! This graphic organizer encourages learners to focus on diction, imagery, details, language, and syntax. It can be used with any poem, but consider reading a poem as a whole group and completing...
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Tone and Mood: "Unhappy Hour"

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Dark humor, anyone? Kerry Mitchell’s “Unhappy Hour,” compels readers to laugh at his very chilling tale. Explore with your class how the author combines tone and mood to create a sci-fi story with a very unhappy ending. Pre-reading...
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How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Author's Purpose, Tone, and Word Choice

For Students 7th - 12th
It's important that readers can identify the author's purpose in a piece of writing. Give them different examples and this graphic organizer to help them keep track of how the tone and word choice can give hints to the purpose. Complete...
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"Because I could not stop for Death" -- Visualizing Meaning and Tone

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" provides high schoolers with an opportunity to practice their critical thinking skills. They examine the images, diction, rhythm, and rhyme scheme the poet uses and consider how...
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Purpose and Tone

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A powerful image or well-placed comment always has intention behind it. Guide young readers through author's purpose and tone with a language arts video that explains why word choice is key in writing clearly and coherently.
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Teaching Tone to Teenagers

For Students 9th Standards
Tone is a tough topic to teach to teenagers. But never, fear, help is here in the form of a unit plan that takes advantage of their interest in music to set the stage for a series of activities that lead them to understand how setting,...
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Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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...
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Mood and Tone

For Students 10th Standards
"It was a dark and stormy night. Perfect for making Christmas cookies." Distinguishing between the mood of a piece and the tone can be tricky, but with the help of this presentation viewers quickly see and are able to identify the...
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Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning

For Teachers 6th Standards
How figurative language effects the tone and meaning in Chapter Three of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy is the focus of a series of exercises that ask readers to locate record, and analyze Curtis' word choices.
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A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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...
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Tone Worksheet 5

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A speaker's attitude toward his or her subject matter determines the tone of a piece of literature. Interpret the tone of four different poems, as well as their meanings, with supporting textual details.
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Tone Worksheet 4

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A poet's word choice can be the difference between a poem that is merely sad, and a poem full of heartbreaking regret. Middle schoolers discern the tone in four different poems, noting the relevant textual evidence that supports each...
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Tone Worksheet 2

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
The beauty of a poem is lost without an understanding of its tone. Middle schoolers connect author's purpose and word choice to four poems in a literary analysis activity, which prompts them to note each poem's tone and meaning.
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Tone Worksheet 1

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Discern the tone in four selected poems with a straightforward assignment. Junior high readers analyze the authors' word choice and text structure to define a tone for each poem, as well as each poem's meaning.
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Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify color schemes in paintings and discuss the ways in which color is used to convey a mood or tone in a work of art.
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Mood and Tone Words

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of mood and tone.  In this mood and tone lesson, students brainstorm emotion words, both negative and positive.  Students then pull out the modd and tone words from different books. 
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The Tone Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Reading for Tone and Inference

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Using a reading passage, this lesson leads learners through an exploration of a text. This activity focuses on identifying what the reading passage is about, its tone, and key elements.
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Tone Analysis Through Music and Nonfiction: Watch Your Tone

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Identifying the tone of a piece of writing or the author's attitude toward the subject matter can be difficult for learners. Simplify the process with a instructional activity that begins with skits, moves to songs and their lyrics, and...
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SOAPSTone

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Break an article down with a SOAPSTone chart. Class members determine the speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone. The chart includes a question for each of these elements, provides some clarifying text for each, and...
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Mood, Voice, Tone and Perspective

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
The tools writers use to craft their tales, such as tone, voice, mood, and point of view, are also used by readers as they build an analysis of a work of literature. A reference sheet defines and provides examples of prevalent literary...
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Portrait Proportions and Flesh Tones

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Using the provided blank face template, learners of any age draw to learn how to create proper facial proportions. This lesson focuses on two dimensional facial proportions, how to estimate those proportions, and drawing techniques. If...
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Evaluate an Author's Word Choice to Anticipate Tone

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Zoom into text to understand how just one word adds to the meaning or tone of an entire text. The video demonstrates how to do just this with the article "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" by Jim Morrison. The narrator...
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Catching a Grenade: How Word Choice Impacts Meaning and Tone

For Students 8th Standards
Beyonce's "Halo" and Bruno Mars' "Grenade" provide eighth graders with an opportunity to consider how a writer's choice of words can create a very different tone even when the subject is the same. After a close reading of both lyrics,...
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The Giver: Mood and Tone

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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.
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Tone and Purpose: The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sympathetic, sarcastic, insensitive. Clarify for your learners the ways that writers use language to reveal their purpose in writing and their attitude toward their subject. Expand upon the presentation by including additional specific...
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Write in an Objective Tone

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
The Souls of Black Folk is the anchor text for a series of videos that models how to craft an argumentative essay. The seven videos take viewers through the steps from crafting a claim, in this case about the first chapter of the W.E.B....
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The Power of Diction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can the tone of a written work affect its meaning? High schoolers find out with a reading activity that incorporates three different versions of the same topic. They first read a document that relates factual data regarding a family trip...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 26

For Teachers 9th Standards
Methods for creating a formal style and objective tone in an argument essay are the focus of the day's lesson. After examining models, pairs engage in peer review of their essay drafts and continue to revise while instructors conduct...
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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language

For Teachers K - 5th
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to...
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"Take my Advice": Poems with a Voice

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
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...
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Poetic Language: Setting A Tone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...
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Listening for Tone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read and listen to various poems as they are read by different readers using different tones. They read "Jabberwocky" and in groups, determine what they think the nonsense words in the poem mean. The groups compare thier ideas...
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Standards Focus: Setting, Tone, and Mood

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this setting, tone, and mood worksheet, students underline the words that reveal the setting in 5 excerpts from Act I of "Julius Caesar." Students also explain the tone Shakespeare uses to create mood.
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Poems with Tone and Mood

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the use of tone in poetry. In this literature lesson, students read "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks and use the provided graphic organizer to chart the poem's tone and mood.
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Determine the Impact of Words on Tone

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Figurative language communicates more than just facts, it adds color and depth. Show your class how figurative language and tone are related with this video. The narrator picks several instances of figurative language in "A Pair of Silk...
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Analyze an Epigraph for Tone

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Help your learners figure out how W.E.B Du Bois wants them to approach his text, The Souls of Black Folk, by reading the epigraph closely to determine tone. The narrator models how to do so by highlighting repeated and emotional words...
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Determine How Word Choice and Diction Establish Tone

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Discovering the connotative meaning of a text can be a difficult and complex task. The video starts out by displaying a chart for finding the tone. The narrator fills in the chart with details of the imagery, characterization, and...
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Analyze the Impact of Tone on a Text

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Hamlet’s brutal rejection of Ophelia in Act III, scene 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy provides learners an opportunity to examine how the author uses tone to develop his theme. To determine the tone, the narrator of this short video looks at...
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Reading Comprehension 2: Level 12

For Students 9th - 12th
Ever heard of CTE? A passage about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) provides the text for a reading comprehension check. The subject matter is sure to engage your readers and the questions, based on the passage, assess whether high...
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Evaluating Style

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Before diving into their first literary analysis, review this presentation with your class. They study sentence patterns, figurative and literal language, tone, mood, and diction as they relate to literature.
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"World enough, and time"-Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss tone and imagery with Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress." In an attempt to get his fair lady to consummate their relationship, he write a poem urging her to seize the day! Introduce the author to your high school class,...
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Express Yourself Pre Assessment Lesson 1 & 2

For Teachers 6th
Find out how much your class knows about literary elements with a quick pre-assessment. Pupils work first individually to identify the instances of personification, metaphor, simile, and more, and then with group members to determine the...
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Songs Are Poems Too!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders determine the rhyme scheme, identify figurative language, and determine the tone of a selected song. They study how poetry, in song form, has greatly influenced society. Additionally, they explore how poetry in music, not...
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Literature and Group Work

For Teachers 6th - 8th
By examining pictures and choosing words to describe what they see (and what they might smell, hear, taste, and feel), learners connect the use of imagery to tone and mood in writing. They listen to recordings of authors reading their...
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General Music: Grades 4 & 5

For Teachers 4th - 5th
The story behind the Star Spangled Banner sets off this singing and music lesson. Emergent singers study facts about Francis Scott Key and his famous song, they then discuss and practice singing the first verse paying close attention to...
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A Musical Dynamics Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Dynamics are elements of music that indicate how a piece is to be played or sung. Budding musicians practice musical dynamics by singing in small groups. The teacher indicates the dynamic (or how) the song is to be performed and pupils...
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On the Road Again

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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The Tone Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Tone

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Bitter, joyous, mystefied? Tone in literature, the writer's attitutde to his/her subject or audience, is the focus of a PowerPoint that examines how tone is created. Consider expanding the lesson by asking viewers to create word banks...
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Determine the Tone of a Text by Analyzing Word Choice

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Identifying the tone of a written piece can be a challenge, especially in informative text. The narrator of this short video directs viewers to closely examine an author’s word choice to determine the author’s feelings about a topic....
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TIME for Kids: "The Moon"

For Students 6th - 8th
Complete with reading comprehension questions, writing reflections, and a short lesson on mood and tone, this TIME for Kids activity would work well within your poetry unit. After reading "The Moon" by Robert Louis Stevenson, learners...
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Reading Comprehension 7

For Students 8th - 11th
Use this reading comprehension assessment to prepare for a state test, or to assess your students' reading. After reading a four-paragraph passage, young learners answer seven questions on literary devices, tone, and author's purpose. An...
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Reading Comprehension 4: Level 7

For Students 7th - 9th
Make an impression with a reading comprehension assessment based on Claude Monet. After reading a short biographical paragraph about the famous French painter, readers demonstrate their comprehension skills by drawing inferences,...
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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....
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Tone Poem Composing Project

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars explore role of music in storytelling by watching and discussing effect music has on perception of scene from movie, and using Sibelius program to compose single excerpt of music, considering dynamics, timbre, and...
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Tone and Mood

For Students 6th - 9th
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...
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Focus on Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th Standards
Using the poems "First Snow" by Ted Kooser and "Eating Alone" by Yi-Young Lee (or other suggested poems by Robert Frost or Sara Teasdale), middle schoolers search for examples of figurative language. Guide your learners by discussing...
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"A Modest Proposal": Distinguishing Shades of Meaning When Writing an Argumentative Essay

For Teachers 11th - 12th
To smoke or not to smoke in public places? Swift's "A Modest Proposal" launches an exploration of how to formulate a stance, develop cogent rationale, and adopt an appropriate tone for a presentation on contemporary issues of social...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
How can you read a character's tone? What about a narrator's tone? Analyze Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with a lesson that focuses on the way word choice can change tone, and how tone can affect the...
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Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Words are powerful ... can your class choose them wisely? Scholars evaluate news articles to discover the concepts of tone, charge, and bias during a media literacy lesson. The resource focuses on recognizing implicit information and...
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End of Unit Assessment: How Word Choice Contributes to Tone and Meaning

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's finally time for pupils to show what they know! Scholars finalize the unit with an end-of-unit assessment. They use the book Inside Out & Back Again and the transcript "Forgotten Ship" to examine word choice, tone, and...
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Satire: A Matter of Tone

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Satire, anyone? After a review of terms associated with satire, viewers are directed to craft a 500-600 word piece of satire about a familiar hypocrisy. 
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Discovering the Element of Color in Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale: A Comparison of Tone Color and Art Color

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners 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.
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A Light in the Attic

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review selections from Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and recognize characterization and tone used. Discuss and compare the various tones of each poem. Learners complete a character map and a pair share activity as well. Have...
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A Ghost Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do events, characters, setting, and tone work together to create an engaging short story? Would the impact or theme of a story be different if one of these elements were changed? After reading Mark Twain's slightly screwy "A Ghost...
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Identifying Irony and Theme in Poetry

For Teachers 9th
Analyze poetry for irony and theme. The historical bombing of the church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 as described in "The Ballad of Birmingham," is examined. Mood, tone, and theme form the basis of this lesson.
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Sleuthing A Writer's Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read The Train Ride Home by Robin Solomon. In this literature response lesson, students will inspect the writing of Solomon to determine how she established a certain tone through her word choice and paragraph structure....
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Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning a poetry unit and need to review poetry forms? Ten forms are reviewed. For each, the purpose, subject and theme, tone, rhyme, rhythm, lines, and stanzas are described. Alas, no examples of these forms are included.
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"El Olivido"

For Students 7th - 12th
After teaching your class how to analyze poetry, provide them with this summative assessment. They read the poem "El Olivido" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, identifying unknown words in context, identifying the author's tone, and making...
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Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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.
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Words Matter: Diction and Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"

For Teachers 10th Standards
Watch your tone! Scholars analyze how diction in George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant contributes to the tone of the text. Readers watch a video, participate in a word splash, and work through a PowerPoint lesson to help them determine...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have A Dream" is hailed as one of the most eloquent and moving speeches of the 20th century. But what makes his words hit his listeners' ears in just the right ways? Young orators study Dr. King's...
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Timbre: Identifying the Tone Color of the Saxophone

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore the concept of timbre. In this timbre lesson, students experience timbres produced by saxophones in contemporary music. Students explore the science behind the music.
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Analyzing Tone and Theme in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discuss a common fairy tale focusing on the realistic and unrealistic elements. They listen to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's. "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings." and write responses to the story.
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Language and Composition Poetry Analysis Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Read a poem, any poem, and use this graphic organizer for analysis. The resource consists of a questions about the poem's literal meaning, a grid for noting down and analyzing poetic devices, specific questions about tone and theme, and...
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Aerial Photographs

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geography worksheet, students read an excerpt about aerial photographs and how they are taken. Then they identify shape, size, tone, shadows, and other hints that might be seen. Finally, students respond to 5 short answer...
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Tone and Style: The Subtleties of the Short Story

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The elements of good writing are the focus of a presentation designed for short story writers. Included is advice from famous writers on how to develop a style, emphasize the tone of a story, utilize the predictable, and maintain interest.
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Examining How Word Choice Contributes to Tone and Meaning: Close Reading of “Wet and Crying”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars participate in a Write-Pair-Share activity while answering questions about word meaning in "Wet and Crying." They use their Write-Pair-Share note-catchers to guide their thoughts and then share with the class. After group...
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Create a Music Carnival

For Teachers 2nd
This outstanding lesson will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the Wolf"...
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The Unraveling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the role of tone in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. In this literature lesson, students perform scenes from the play inflecting the tone that they believe Shakespeare intended. 
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Lessons for Social Studies Educators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Point of view, purpose, and tone: three concepts readers of primary and secondary source materials must take into account when examining documents. Class members view a PowerPoint presentation and use the SOAPS strategy to identify an...
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Classic Still Life Drawing

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Provide your young artists with an opportunity to study the masters and their techniques to become skilled at drawing still life. They discuss and view images from artists like Degas and Michelangelo, practice drawing techniques such as...
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High and Low Tones

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars perform movements to trigger high and low tones in music produced by percussionists.
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The Tone of a Poem

For Teachers 5th Standards
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,...
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Reading Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present your class with an overview of poetry-related information. The slides are clearly organized by topic, starting with reading poetry, ending with myths, and touching on everything from the five senses to open and closed forms of...
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Reading and Writing Poems About Place

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore images, metaphor and simile, personification, detail, inference, tone, meaning. They identify words, phrases, sentences they do and don't understand, and ask questions of themselves and others.
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Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders read lyrics for "My Hometown" and complete a worksheet to identify setting and tone in the song. In this Romanticism lesson, 12th graders read Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth and discuss the...
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Native American and Colonial Literature Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the tone, purpose, point of view, etc. of traditional Native American poems and creation myths to traditional Colonial American literature. they debate which is the right way of thinking/living.
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Reading Plays

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the role of tone in a comedy play. They also discover how to paraphrase a passage and explain a character's point of view.
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Say It Like You Mean It!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students, through teacher modeling, discover what it means to read with expression and how reading with more emotion makes a story more interesting. In pairs, they write and read sentences aloud with good expression-tone changes, voice...
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Close Reading: Analyzing Mood and Tone

For Students 9th - 12th
The AP Literature and Composition exam is all about close reading. Test takers are presented with a passage and asked to analyze how an author uses literary devices to create a desired effect. Prepare your students for the exam with a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 11

For Teachers 9th Standards
Address annotation, word choice, and tone in the same language arts lesson. Ninth graders read a section of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and track character development based on supporting evidence.
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
If you only read a poem once, you'll miss many levels of analysis and comprehension. High schoolers finish reading "The Passionate Shepard to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe, and discuss the ways that the poem's organization contributes...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Poets write love letters all the time, but how often do the objects of their love write back? Compare Christopher Marlowe's "A Passionate Shepard to His Love" to Sir Walter Raleigh's response, "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" with an...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Class members begin their study of Romeo and Juliet by examining the words Shakespeare chooses in the Prologue to Act I to create the tragic tone of his famous play about the star-crossed lovers.
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Use Verbs in the Conditional Mood to Convey Tone

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Do your pupils know how to use the conditional mood? Inspire them to learn it and apply this knowledge to a fictional narrative. As is demonstrated in the video, they can use the conditional mood to enhance a character's reflection. The...
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Maintain a Formal Style and Objective Tone

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
It's easy to slip into informal language while writing an essay. That's why strong writers go back into their work and revise. Show your class a video, or use the slides, about how to determine what language needs to be changed so that...
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Style and Syntax

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Words make all the difference. Use the samples in a language arts packet to model how the words writers choose (diction), and they way they arrange these words in their sentences (syntax) make all the difference in the tone of a piece...
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Theatre Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What skills do storytellers employ to bring to life the characters and events in their tales? After listening to a recording of a Haitian folk tale, class members consider how tone of voice, pace, and gestures can be used to enliven a...
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Analyzing Sound in Film and TV

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The mood effects of music, dialogue, sound effects, and voiceover in a movie or TV show can be as strong as visual cues or camera angles. Learn about the ways a jaunty theme song or swelling orchestral music can set the tone for a movie...
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Mood and Tone

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students describe their current mood in several complete sentences. They compare their moods with moods set by authors through the tone of their writing. Students read a teacher prepared handout about mood/tone of writing. They write...
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Horse of a Different Color: An Introduction to Color in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify ways in which the artist uses color to draw the view's attention to points within the composition and creates a sense of depth. They discuss the effect of color on the tone and mood of an artwork.
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In Depth with the Full Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the basic color wheel and the ways that artists use color to guide the viewer's attention through a painting's composition. A creation of a sense of depth in a two dimensional space and the effect of color on mood and...
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Tints, Tones, & Shades Painting

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students experiment with color mixing, using paints as the medium to discover tint, tone, shade, value and intensity.
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Expressing Your Views to the Letter

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
How do writers create a specific tone in their text? As class members continue their study of Sugar Changed the World, they focus on the words and phrases that Aronson and Budhos use to create that tone in their descriptions of arduous...
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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Songwriting Skill - Choosing a Tone: Jordan Pruitt - “One Love”

For Teachers 5th - 10th
"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...
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Character Impressions

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Whether you are planning a unit on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, or simply want to improve your pupils' descriptive writing, this activity could be a good addition to your class. Using the Six-Trait Writing process, pupils use...
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Analyzing Poetry

For Students 10th - 12th
Use this poetry analysis worksheet to help your learners understand a poem of their or your choosing. This resource asks class members to summarize the poem and analyze it by looking at voice, word choice, imagery, and theme. The...
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Persuasive Speech in Julius Caesar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading Julius Caesar 1.2 and 1.3, break your class into pairs for this role-play. Each pair will receive one of four prompts (or more, if you create additional examples), in which one person tries to persuade the other to do...
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Frankenstein: "The Letters"

For Students 9th - 11th
Study "The Letters" while reading Frankenstein. Although the letters are not included here, use this page of comprehension questions while reading the first 18 pages of the book. 
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Literary Elements: Author's Style

For Students 4th - 8th
Addressing both author's purpose and word choice, this fun worksheet reinforces many aspects of literary analysis. Four short answer questions about a piece of writing prompt middle schoolers to analyze a piece of writing, and a graphic...
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Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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Vincent Van Gogh

For Students 7th Standards
Living in someone's shadow would be difficult for anyone, including one of the most talented artists of the modern age. Middle schoolers read an excerpt from Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
What's your style? Writers examine wording to add formal style and objective tone to their argumentative papers. After looking at examples of sentences, learners use turn and talk to discuss which sentences have a formal style before...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Word choice can drastically alter the tone of a piece of writing. Ninth graders read Karen Russell's short story "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and use textual evidence to help them analyze the way that word choice affects...
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Friendly Letter Mini-Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This mini-lesson about informal letter writing is packed with a lot of information about writing a friendly letter. Class members begin by working in pairs to answer questions after reviewing letter models. Then, take part in a grand...
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Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
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Rhyme and Repetition in Poe's "Annabel Lee"

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Many and many a year ago Edgar Allan Poe crafted the chilling tale of "Annabel Lee." The poem is the perfect vehicle to introduce Poe's concept of unity of effect, the idea that every element in a poem or story should help to develop a...
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The Lottery

For Students 6th Standards
Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" provides middle schoolers with an opportunity to hone their close reading and literary analysis skills. After annotating their copy of the story, writer's craft an essay in which they analyze...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars evaluate E.B. White's tone in his personal narrative. Lessons use turn and talk strategies to discuss details of a personal narrative essay, respond to guided questions, and work in pairs to analyze word choice. Learners...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
All is fair in claims and counterclaims. Scholars continue to work on their argumentative writing pieces by ensuring their papers fairly address claims as well as counterclaims. Writers review the importance of argumentative writing...
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Musical Instruments: Part I

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils construct and play various musical instruments made from straws and bottles. They investigate how changes in their instruments result in tone changes. Learners change the lengths and amount of water in the instruments and record...
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The Tone of a Poem

For Teachers 5th Standards
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...
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Camera Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students focus on different ways director and cinematographers use the camera to convey meaning, setting, tone, point of view, personal style, as well as telling a story.
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Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Individuals utilize the strategies practiced in the previous instructional activity to complete a mid-unit assessment on  figurative language and how Christopher Paul Curtis uses word choice to create meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.
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Tone of Voice and Volume Control

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What level of voice is most appropriate for the classroom? Develop volume control in your learners with ASD with an activity that lets them know when they are using appropriate and inappropriate voice level.
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
How did Martin Luther King Jr. establish tone in his writing? Scholars analyze King's tone and discuss how he changes and refines his claim in "Letter from Birmingham Jail." They also define new vocabulary words, respond to a writing...
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Pioneer Values in Willa Cather's My Antonia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Included in this resource are a variety of activities to do while reading Willa Cather's My Antonia. The activities, which range from mapping out Nebraska to writing activities about pioneer living, are all designed with one guiding...
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Pen and Ink Drawing

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners hone their drawing techniques to create a nature-inspired piece of art. They practice hatching, cross hatching, stippling, and shading. They discuss how each method is better suited for creating specific elements in nature such...
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Alleluia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Singers practice perfecting the song, Alleluia. They focus on singing techniques, style, phrasing, and working with syncopation. This lesson is a microteahing lesson and includes a warm up and vocal exercises. 
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Interpreting The Story: Flashback Technique

For Teachers 10th
Who is Drake and why is he hiding under a car? The flashback technique used to open Drake Bennett’s short story, “Coward,” is sure to hook readers into a tale about a four year old who fears getting a shot at the doctor’s office. Class...
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Elements of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prepare your learners to identify figurative language in poetry. Tips for reading poetry and what to look for are listed on these slides. Rhetorical devices are defined and plenty of examples are given. 
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Details, Details, Details

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In good writing, the depth is in the details. Budding novelists practice crafting concrete details to spice up their descriptions. As part of a NaNoWriMo series of worksheets that prepares middle schoolers to write their own novel, the...
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Express It!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Partners practice reading fluency by reciting these sentence strips to each other with proper expression and intonation. There are 14 sentences provided, each from familiar stories your learners will likely recall. Partner A chooses a...
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Reading Comprehension 1: Level 12

For Students 9th - 12th
Need to assess the reading comprehension level of your class or of a new student? The subject matter of the reading passage, euthanasia, is sure to engage your readers’ interest while the questions test a variety of comprehension...
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Reading Comprehension 4: Level 8

For Students 8th - 10th
Need a quick but comprehensive reading strategies exercise? Even your most reluctant readers will be engaged by the story of a nuclear reactor explosion at a top-secret Idaho base. After reading the short passage, learners answer nine...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore literary devices and figurative language using higher level examples. The 33 slides here define common types of figurative language (like simile, metaphor, personification, etc.), and then focus on specific examples in...
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Lesson 1- Set Design

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Line, shape, color, texture, space. The first in a three-part series of lessons intended for advanced theatre arts classes introduces the elements of set design. Class members examine maquettes and analyze how designers have put together...
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Policy Brief

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all writing assignments take the form of an essay. When it comes to politics, it's all about policy briefs. This type of writing is the topic of an informative handout, which is part of a larger series on specific writing...
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Using Tone

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the concept of using tone in their art. They paint a narrow strip of tone of white and adding small amounts of black. Using cellophane, they put it over their strips and examine the tones of the different...
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What's My Tone?

For Teachers Pre-K
Students answer a question in the same tone of voice that you ask it in. In this tone lesson plan, students respond to the volume and expression of the teacher's voice.
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Interpreting Tone and Feeling

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this interpreting tone and feeling worksheet, students examine 6 sets of sentences and select the words that best describe the tone of the sentences. An example is included.
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Langston Hughes & Madam and the Rentman

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students to link Jazz music to Langston Hughes' poetry through analysis and recitation. They examine tone and demonstrate uses of tone and voice in everyday life. Students develop their own dialog, similar to that of Madam and the...
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Setting

For Teachers 7th - 9th
How does the setting affect the mood of a story? First, describe what imagery is. Better yet, show them examples of powerful imagery (which this presentation does not do). Then, discuss the effects the setting has on creating a mood. 
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Modernism in Poetry, Painting, and Music

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Are you teaching Modernism to your class? Connect different areas of artistic expression in the Modernist Era. Learners read T.S. Eliot, view art by Pablo Picasso, and listen to a Modernist musical composition. This final assignment is...
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Rubric for Research Papers

For Students 9th - 11th
This rubric is decent, but it doesn't provide a point allotment for each category. Use this as an outline to create a more comprehensive assessment for your writers' research papers. 
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Test Review Sheet: Collection 8 & Rhetorical Devices

For Students 8th - 9th
Challenge your literary analysts with this test review sheet. Learners identify rhetorical devices and parallel structure in addition to defining literary devices and vocabulary. While there is no test included, this could be used as a...
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Latino Literature: Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Under construction, this lesson focuses on Canto Familia, a collection of poetry about Gary Soto's experiences growing up in California's Imperial Valley. Representative of the experiences of many Latinos, the poems also address themes...
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Literary Techniques

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Need to review literary terms/techniques with your class? The slides in this presentation define and give examples of 22 common literary terms. The PowerPoint could be used for AP test prep.
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Learn Chinese (Mandarin) - MindSnacks

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Acquire over 1000 Chinese words while playing games! Mandarin Chinese, one of the most desired languages in business and technology, is the focus of this teaching tool. Users will pick up vocabulary and practice tones, all while tapping...
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Tone and Feeling

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this tone and feeling worksheet, students discover that a story gives the mind an emotion or feeling. Students read 6 one-sentence stories. From two choices, students write the word for the tone of the story.
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Details, Details: How Choices Reveal Character, Setting, Tone, and Theme. (Analyzing and Interpreting, Making Inferences)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students respond to works of art. In this art interpretation activity, students examine images of art while using concepts they learned as they read literary pieces. They detail the setting, characters, and the mood and theme of the...
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Understanding Poetry (Elementary)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Introduce young readers to poetry analysis with a instructional activity that uses Emily Bronte's "Spellbound" to model how poets use word choice, the sounds of words, the repetition of words, and rhyming patterns to create the mood,...
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Composing with Non-Chord Tones to Ornament a Melody

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop melodies based on a simple chord progression. They develop the tools need to begin to compose their own music. Students explore the qualities of each NCT and identify them in a composition. They develop listening skills...
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A Theme Is...

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Colorful contemporary images contained in a PowerPoint presentation will capture the attention of class members and model for them the how to distinguish between the subject and the theme of a work. A great want to introduce this...
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Comparing Meaning and Tone: The Fall of Saigon in Fiction and Informational Text

For Teachers 8th Standards
Whose that talking? Readers listen to a reading of the transcript "Forgotten Ship" and answer questions focusing on word meaning and choice. They complete a chart to track the multiple narrators in the script. For homework, readers...
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Jigsaw to Analyze Mood and Tone in To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 8)

For Teachers 8th Standards
We have an appointment! Scholars meet with another discussion appointment to talk about the text structure of the poem "Incident" by Countee Cullen. They use a Note Catcher to guide their thinking and compare the structure to chapter 8...
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Sound Uncovered

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Get your pupils ready for a mind-blowing, enlightening experience with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book which introduces us to the incredible world of sound and the mind's ear. Did you know that there is an entire branch of...
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Reading (Fluency)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Emerging readers practice reading fluency. First, they listen to the teacher and classmates model fluent reading, and then they practice fluent oral reading with a partner. To close the day, they participate in a Reader's Theatre based...
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Poetry: The Most Compact Form of Literature

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
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The Wreck of the Hesperus: Questions for Analysis

For Students 11th - 12th
Readers are asked to locate and identify various literary devices in The Wreck of the Hesperus, Longfellow’s recounting of the events at Norman’s Reef in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Consider extending the lesson by asking your pupils how...
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Paragraph Construction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is a paragraph? This question drives the PowerPoint. Viewers discuss important elements of a solid paragraph, transitions between paragraphs, and strategies for editing. Show this presentation and then look at an example paragraph...
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Dialogue Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Frustration, sarcasm, panic. Young writers are presented with a series of prompts and asked to craft a line of dialogue that reveals something about the speaker. Extend the activity by having pairs trade papers and asking partners...
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Lesson 2 Introduction Part 2

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this introductory lesson, 9th graders read Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." Students write a journal telling what they believe is the message contained in the poem and discuss...
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Value and Intensity Painting

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create different values and intensities of color. They choose a hue and paint the complementary color circle. They create a tint and a shade from the original hue. They complete the Gradations of Intensity worksheet to...
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Learning About Tint and Shade - Van Gogh

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students paint a picture inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night, using various tones of the color blue. Students journal their thoughts and feelings about the painting and then analyzing a few questions given. Students title their paintings
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Fifties/Sixties Musical Playwriting Workshop

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners write a coherent script based on characterization, theme, conflict and emotional tone as found in the songs' lyrics and develop an understanding of the enjoyment that comes through discipline and hard work leading toward a...
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The Frog on the Log

For Teachers 1st
First graders recite the poem "The Frog on the Log". They then demonstrate different levels of diction, pacing, projection, inflection, and volume, by performing the poem in different tones and rhythms.
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BBC Learning English -working abroad: listening

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this listening worksheet, students will complete a chart identifying which of 5 speakers communicated each of the 18 statements. The corresponding radio broadcast can be found...
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Readers' Theater

For Teachers K - 2nd
Readers' theater is a fun way to get kids reading with expression and improve their fluency! There is a full script here for The Three Bears with five characters to assign. Consider splitting kids into small groups so everyone can...
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Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This lesson introduces learners to the ways artists use color to set the tone of a painting or to convey a particular mood to the viewer. Students view "The Tragedy" by Pablo Picasso. They fill in an information chart describing the mood...
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Allegro Band Warm-Up & Joyance rehearsal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In need of a high school band lesson? This resource includes a warm up, objectives for learners to focus on, and notes for each part of the song being played. These notes are specific to the learners it is written for, but may give you...
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Terrific Tones

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students recognize and develop colors. In this color variation lesson, students work in small groups to develop variations of one color. This paintings can be mounted on piece of construction paper to frame the work.
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Production of the Four Tones of the Chinese Language

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars pronounce the four tones of the Chinese language. They play a red light-green light game in which they advance if they say words correctly.

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