SOAPSTone

This SOAPSTone graphic organizer also includes:

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 lists a good amount of tone words to use for reference. Once they have completed the chart, pupils respond to three questions on the second page that relate to main idea, bias, and relevance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The chart and accompanying questions would be useful with any article
Cons

  • While there are many tone words listed, there isn't much space provided to write about the tone