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237 resources with the concept tone

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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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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 16

For Teachers 11th Standards
Take a second look. Scholars take a look at the chapter "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" as a whole and once again work in groups to discuss Du Bois's use of figurative language. They also complete the Mid-Unit Assessment Evidence Collection...
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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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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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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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Design of Music Instruments for a Rock Band

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can you create a rock band? Scholars learn about the creation and transmission of sound in a hands-on STEM activity. First, they explore the transmission of sound using a tuning fork. Then, they must solve the problem of missing...
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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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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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Analyzing Language through Dialogue and Internal Monologue in "The Scarlet Ibis"

For Teachers 8th Standards
James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" provides eighth graders with an opportunity to sharpen their literary analysis skills. After a close reading of the text, class members highlight and annotate parts of the dialogue and...
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Poetry Analysis Sheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Tasking class members to analyze a poem can strike fear into the hearts of many learners. Here's a activity that takes the mystery out of the process by providing questions about what to look for in the text and to the devices poets use...
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Creating Suspense Lesson 2: Analyzing Literary Devices in "The Lottery"

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for a complete lesson plan that does not require searching for additional materials? Creating Suspense Lesson 2 offers just that. After reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," scholars analyze the literary devices the author...
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Langston Hughes

For Students 7th Standards
An author study provides learners the opportunity to explore in depth the life of, the influences on, and the works of a single literary figure. Introduce middle schoolers to Langston Hughes with a unit that models how to approach an...
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A Positive Response to a “Deferred Dream”

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Langston Hughes' "Harlem" launches a study of how to respond positively when a personal dream is deferred. After a careful analysis of the poem, class members consider the various ways people can respond to difficult situations and how...
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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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Persuasive Language

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Language has power. Use the materials in a language arts teaching guide to equip learners with the knowledge of the persuasive techniques, both verbal and visual, that can be used to influence thinking.
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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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Mood Vocabulary Words

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What mood is an author trying to achieve in a written work? Contemplative? Exhilarated? Brooding? A wide-rangling list of positive and negative adjectives, complete with definitions, prompts pupils to precisely define the mood of a story.
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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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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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Discovering Genre: Poetry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Work on literal and figurative meanings with a lesson focused on Robert Frost's "After Apple-Picking" and "The Road Not Taken." Readers identify the literary devices used by the poet to set the poems' themes, settings, and narrative...
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Understanding Design, Composition, and Color

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The set for a play combines design elements (style, line, shape, mass, measure, position, color, and texture) and principles of composition (unity, harmony, contrast, variation, balance, proportion, and emphasis) to create a particular...
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Satire: The Art of Indirect Persuasion

For Students 9th - 12th
A free press is entitled to its opinions. While the news pages report the facts of events, editorial pages feature writers' and cartoonists' opinions about events to either directly or indirectly persuade. Introduce viewers to the art of...
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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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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,...