Understanding an Authors Mood Tone and Style Reading Activity. The overall purpose for this activity is to have your students understand the difference between mood, tone, and style. When readers are able to identify these components, they are more likely to get a deeper comprehension of what they are reading.
Included in this bundle is:
-An interactive 20-page PowerPoint that will help students form a better understanding an author’s mood, tone, and style.
-A 5-page student handout to go along with the PowerPoint.
-Credits and Thank You pages
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For this activity, you will simply go through the PowerPoint. Answer keys are embedded throughout the PowerPoint. For tone and mood, the word choices listed are only suggested forms of tone and mood that the author may try to convey. Students can add their own words if needed. You may have to have a short mini-lesson on figurative language (simile, metaphor, etc.), as this is one way that an author uses to convey his/her tone, mood, & style.
-Tone is attitude and is the author’s way of saying something and often can be identified through his/her choice of words and details. It’s how the author expresses what they want to tell the reader.
-Mood is the feeling an author creates for his/her reader and is created by sensory images and choice of descriptive words, especially through the use of figurative language.
-Style is a writer’s unique way of communicating ideas. Style is the result of word choice, sentence structure, and imagery.
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