276 Words to Describe Tone

276 Words to Describe Tone
276 Words to Describe Tone
276 Words to Describe Tone
276 Words to Describe Tone
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This resources is exactly as the title says: a list of 276 words that can be used to describe the author's, speaker's, and/or character's tone. This product is offered in Rich Text Format, which means that it is compatible with any word processing program and can be edited by you. When I taught AP English Language, this was one of my students' most valuable resources, especially in composing the rhetorical analysis essay. The uncategorized, undefined list format might seem haphazard, but students in such a course are generally familiar with the terms and just need in front of them a list to remind them to use variety. In classes where the terms are unfamiliar, I use the list as part of vocabulary practice. Students especially enjoy saying the same phrases but in different tones. Now that I work with sixth-grade students, the list is just as valuable for them, because they complete literary analysis tasks for standardized (PARCC) testing and are beginning to develop sophisticated ways of examining an author's tone. I make copies for each student, put them back to back, laminate them, and punch holes in them. The students keep the list in their binders for quick reference. You might find that two pages with holes punched so that the pages face each other and the two can be open and visible at once might also work for you. I hope this resource becomes as valuable a tool in your classroom as it has been for mine!

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