This is a bundle of my two products Tone and Mood + Plot - creative writing activity.
Each can be sold separately.
Tone and mood
- 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.
The task cards are in a 3-page worksheet form, as well.
Detailed key for each card included.
Plot - creative writing activity
This is a great activity to practice a plot in a fun and engaging way. Instead of the usual way – the students are asked to identify different parts of the story and say which part is an exposition, which rising action, etc., the students are given the parts of the story and they need to create their own story using all the given prompts.
Students randomly choose one prompt for each category - one for the characters, one for the setting, one for the rising action, one for the climax, one for the falling action and one for the resolution. Then they put their prompts (or write them out|) into a plot pyramid (see the worksheet included).
Their task is to create a story using the prompts they need to include in their story.
Characters – they need to include all four characters in their story
Setting – the story needs to be set in the given setting
Rising action – they need to write “about” the given prompt
Climax – they need to reach the given situation written on their prompt card
Falling action – they need to include the sentence written on the prompt card in their story.
Resolution – they need to include the sentence written on the prompt card in their story.
The combinations are infinite and unusual combinations force the students to use their imaginations to come up with the most amazing and imaginative stories. Let them surprise you!