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Lord of the Flies Mood of the Island Setting (Connotation Imagery)

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Lord of the Flies Understanding the basics of an author's use of diction (denotation vs connotation), imagery, figurative language, and syntax; is essential for analyzing the tone and mood of a text. 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. This multi-faceted lesson plan integrates listening skills, reading strategies, and writing skills, as students analyze each of these elements to determine the tone an mood of the setting in the novel.

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CCSS Alignment
Videos and Active Listening Exercises/Worksheets
PPT tools authors use to develop tone and mood
Tone and Mood Student’s Notes
Guided Practice Worksheets
Independent Practice Worksheets
Independent Tone and Mood Exercises
Analysis Paragraph Writing Template
Analysis Paragraph Exercises
Tone and Mood Quizzes

Active Listening Exercises
Use the video link and corresponding worksheet to facilitate the active listening exercise
“Denotation and Connotation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mW2VTUOSWs
After completing the worksheet, facilitate a guided discussion of the students’ findings.
Direct Instruction
Use the background information from the active listening exercises along side the PPT and student note sheet to facilitate a lecture on the essential terms necessary to understand and analyze tone within a text..
Guided Practice
Use the integrated exercises within the note sheet to provide guided practice on analyzing diction, imagery, fig. language, and syntax to identify the tone and mood of a text.. Facilitate discussion connected to students’ responses, and provide personal insights to ensure correct understanding and for clarification
Independent Practice
Have students complete the close reading worksheet that guides them through the systematic process of analyzing tone with General MacArthur’s speech. (in class or as homework)
1. Divide students into groups of 4-6 to discuss their answers. Have each group lead a discussion on each of the different questions
2. Use the completed worksheets to develop classroom facilitated discussion
3. Use the Writing Template to guide students in analysis paragraphs
4. Use the writing prompt for independent practice in mood analysis
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