This assignment provides students with sample excerpts from various passages. Students will link the diction in the passage to the speaker's tone. To get students accustomed to writing analytically, students are provided with sentence templates. These templates help students to naturally introduce a quote and then explain its effect on tone. This is a nice activity to use with lower students who struggle with analysis writing as it helps them to see structure to use in their own writings. It also helps them to foster confidence on linking diction to tone as it provides them with shorter passages that are easier for them to analyze.