This booklet has 32 emotive adjectives commonly used to describe the tone in passages. Each adjective has an empty box which may be used in a variety of ways: Students can look up the definitions and record them and/or draw pictures that illustrate the definitions. A long-term assignment would be to have students record the titles of passages read throughout the year according to their tones. The possibilities are quite open.
Adjectives include sincere, nostalgic, satirical, optimistic, and pessimistic. As students work through the booklet, they could also be directed to use their new words in their own writing. I would highly recommend that, if you don't already do so, keep writing folders for each student and place this booklet in the folder for student reference on writing days.
If you're looking for a different approach to vocabulary, students could use the booklet to record synonyms and/or antonyms for the adjectives as they read independently. This may also be an assignment to replace or revamp reading logs.
In class, I used the booklet 10-15 minutes per day to find synonyms for the words and create illustrations of the definitions or other non-linguistic representations of the tone words.
The booklet is organized in alphabetical order when printed double-sided.