This download contains three activities to practice tone and mood.
Adding a tone to the story
1. 10 short passages from the works of Roald Dahl. There are two versions – passages with a tone assigned to them and then the same passages without a tone stated directly on the card. Students are asked to read the text out loud emphasizing the tone. The other students are supposed to guess an intended tone of the passage and state what mood each passage creates.
Writing a story in a given tone
2. 16 prompts that the students use to start their story. They will be assigned or they can a draw a tone (tone cards included) they will write their story in. They are supposed to write a story in which the overall tone will be the one they were assigned to.
Another way how to use this activity is to have the students continue the text in the prompt in just a few sentences in the assigned tone. They are thus creating sentences with the context clues for a particular tone. The short passages they write can be then used for the other students who are asked to identify the tone of the passage. It can serve as feedback – students can see whether they have successfully managed to create a particular tone.
3. 24 task cards with short extracts. Students are asked to identify the tone of the extract and look for context clues that helped them to identify the tone.
Detailed key for each card included.
The extracts are in a 3-page worksheet form, as well.
It can be purchased as a part of the bundle with Plot - creative writing activity