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INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Diary Entries: Analyzing Tone, Style & Language}

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In everything we read - from fiction to letters, to advertising materials - tone is conveyed through word choice, sentence length and style. Students need to be able to pick up on the subtleties of this, as it will help them make inferences and critically analyze any piece of text. This lesson will help teach this skill.

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This lesson could be used as part of a larger unit on studying informational texts, or writing. Or, alternatively, it would make a great substitute lesson!

CONTENTS

STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
This step-by-step plan will guide you through the lesson, providing you with discussion prompts and tips for teaching.

ANALYZING THE EFFECT OF WORD CHOICE ON TONE
This introductory exercise in this lesson involves analyzing four texts, in terms of word choice, to see the effect on tone.
+ Suggested Answer Key

WHAT IS A DIARY?
This worksheet can help guide students understanding of the genre and style of a diary.

THE TEXT: A Series of Diary Entries
The original passage for this lesson is a series of 4 diary entries from the perspective of a teenager - each day has a clearly different tone, which students have to pick up on.

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Contained in this lesson pack are questions to help guide students’ analysis of the language, style and tone of the diary entires.
+ Detailed Answer Keys

WRITING PAGE
This is a template page for students to write the following series of diary entries, in response to the reading activity.

[BONUS] Write Your Own Comprehension Questions
An optional extension activity is for students to write their own diary entries based an extract from a famous explorer’s diary - this worksheet is included.
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