Eighth graders define tone and determine the tone of a particular passage making a web of tone words on Inspiration. They write a journal entry expressing how a piece of music makes them feel and create a PowerPoint to share.
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"Take my Advice": Poems with a Voice
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...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Determine the Impact of Words on Tone
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...
8 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Evaluate an Author's Word Choice to Anticipate Tone
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...
4 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry
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...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Inspiration: Visualizing Vocabulary
The Vocabulary Word template provided with this scripted plan helps readers create a visual representation of the word under study. Using mind mapping, class members explore definitions, synonyms, antonyms, word origin, and sentence...
6th - 12th English Language Arts