This activity accompanies my 6 Traits of Writing: Voice PowerPoint presentation and my tone words handout (the handout is available for free in my store!).
You can purchase the PowerPoint presentation here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/6-Traits-of-Writing-Voice-Tone-PPT-1881771
The presentation helps students to identify tone through music, movie trailers, short passages, and writing prompts.
With this activity, students learn to identify the tone of short reading passages by highlighting the words that contribute to the tone in two poems about roaches - one that paints them as evil creatures that must be squashed, and one that depicts them as cute house guests. The topic certainly grabs students' attention!