Standards Focus: Setting, Tone, and Mood
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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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Sound, Tone, and Rhythm
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson plan prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Night Heat": A Mood Piece
Class members journal about a special place, combining sensory details with personal experiences to create a mood piece. After sharing their work in small groups, learners read “Night Heat,” by Mike Lewis. The subsequent discussion...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Tone vs. Mood Using Computer-Based Multimedia
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Analyze the Impact of Setting on Character Relationships
Explore the impact that setting can have on characterization with a video focused on Walter Dean Myers’s award winning novel, Monster. Learners follow along while the narrator demonstrates by highlighting excerpts from the text to show...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed