Many English students can figure out the tone of a piece of writing, but have difficulty explaining the tone using sophisticated vocabulary. Students taking AP or other literary analysis courses need to move beyond ï¿½sad,ï¿½ ï¿½angry,ï¿½ or ï¿½seriousï¿½ when describing tone. This lesson provides students with a more specific and sophisticated tone descriptor vocabulary. This lesson helps students take what an author's attitude seems to be and match a specific and sophisticated word to describe that attitude. The lesson is set up for either block scheduling or shorter teaching time periods. Two "extensions" to the lesson are provided, for more in-depth work on writing about tone. Your download includes the "how to" lesson plan, a tone descriptor list, a tone analysis chart, and an answer key.