It's holiday time and the troops are getting restless. It doesn't matter which holiday you choose, with this fun and relevant activity that teaches students about tone, tonal shifts, and creating concise, pointed statements as they create everyone's favorite fashion faux pas: ugly holiday sweaters.
This multi-day activity includes:
14-slide PowerPoint with lessons and instructions (editable PPT)
Tone Meter activities
Tone Meter template (editable, Word)
Sample holiday themed story that uses words from tone meter
Sample tone words to assign to students (pairs, groups, or individual) (editable Word)
Student themed story
5 Frame templates for creating themed sentences (editable Word)
Ugly holiday sweater template (editable Word)
Publication celebration ideas
My AP Language students had a blast with this activity. It was a wonderful bulletin board to start the new year.
Can be used for any grade level of high school (even for middle school with adjustments) and for any holiday.
Is suitable for all ability levels.
Lets students get creative with words.
Fun way to close out class before a holiday break.
Relevant and rewarding as students build a lexicon of tone words to use in writing, speaking, and analysis.