Common Core Aligned. Students will to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. PPT lecture, graphic organizer, and writing prompts focused on analyzing the development of narrative setting, mood, and tone within literature. Students will use active reading strategies while reading each chapter of the novel and collect samples of connotative words, imagery, and figurative language that create the mood and tone of the setting. Students will then use this graphic organizer to write analysis paragraphs that are built upon the principles of Bloom's Taxonomy of Higher Order Thinking.
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This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Teacher Instructions
2. Student Handouts (6 pages)
3. Videos to support instruction (4 videos)
4. Graphic Organizers
5. Analysis prompts
6. PPT lecture on denotation, connotation, mood, tone, imagery, figurative language (24 slides)
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2
1. What is the purpose of narrative setting?
2. What is the emotional impact of word choice?
3. How does an author use connotation to develop mood and tone?
4. How does an author use imagery and figurative language to develop mood and tone?
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Identify and select words with positive/negative connotations
2. Analyze literature to identify imagery and figurative language
3. Organize evidence from literature to determine mood and tone of a text
4. Explain how language is used to develop strong mood and tone
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Use PPT lecture and student handouts to instruct on the literary tools to develop a setting and mood/tone.
Use any of these videos to support the idea of the emotions of mood and tone
If Frozen was a horror movie
Tone and Mood words
Mood vs. Tone
Tone and Mood Movie
Explain the format and purpose of chapter graphic organizers
Have students work independently or in groups to find evidence to complete graphic organizers
Explain the concept of each writing prompt
Have students complete writing prompts