Help your students really understand the difference between tone and mood by using these guided notes. Answers included! This document is also available in the Tone and Mood MINI Unit All-in-One DEAL (4 documents) and the Tone and Mood MEGA Unit All-in-One DEAL (13 documents).
Thank you for your feedback, and I'm glad you were able to adjust the materials to fit your needs (that is why I offer most of my documents as an editable Word file...many other TPT sellers only offer their products as PDFs or read-only files).
I would be interested to know why you thought "some" of the example sentences were not appropriate. Are you referring to one of the example sentences on tone? "If I had a family member who was injured by a gun, my tone in an article I wrote about guns would probably be ________________." (A suggested answer would be "serious" or "formal.")
I guess if this is what you are referring to, then it's important to consider the demographics of your students, as you did, and change the sentence to suit your students' experiences. However, this sentence is rather effective for my students because many of them already understand the seriousness of guns and weapons, and the answer of "serious" would be what they would give. It's not like the sentence really allows for answers like "fun" or "casual." This would be silly. So, I wouldn't call this sentence "inappropriate" even though I understand where you might be coming from, if in fact this is the sentence you were referring to.