Tone Vocabulary Activities (20 TONE TERMS)
What is tone? Tone is the attitude of an author toward a subject matter or audience
Why do students need to know tone terms? Student need to know tone terms in order to identify the tone of a variety of reading materials.
-- Preview and Predict - a) What is one tone word you think you know? b) What is one tone word you want to know and why?
-- Part 1. Definitions - Fill in the blanks.
EXAMPLE: 1. __y__p__t__etic -- marked by compassion and sensitivity to others' emotions
-- Part 2. Tone Identification - Determine the tone of each speaker. Write the correct tone in each blank.
-- Part 3. Tone Identification - Determine the tone of each speaker. Write the correct tone in each blank.
-- Part 4. Tone Face - Pick any four tone terms. Draw a facial expression to represent each chosen tone term.
-- Part 5. Definitions (PUZZLE)
-- Part 6. Tone Identification - Determine the tone of each speaker. Circle a, b, or c.
-- Part 7. Tone Synonyms and Antonyms - Circle S if the word is a synonym for the tone term. Circle the A if the word is an antonym for the tone term.
-- Part 8. Tone Writing - PICK any 10 tone terms. Write a statement someone would say using each chosen tone. Then, illustrate (draw) a visual representation of each statement.
-- ANSWER KEY
-- Student Help 1/2 Sheet - a list of the 20 tone terms and their definitions for struggling students or if dictionaries are not available