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 helpful presentation, which features definitions, examples, and practice slides.
- Divide your class into groups to work on the practice slides together
- Assign the presentation for homework during a flipped classroom activity
- Prompt individuals to write their own passage that reflects a specific tone for peers to analyze
- Most of the text examples are intended for advanced readers
- Clarifies the difference between a nuanced concept
- Short length makes the presentation versatile for any part of the lesson