This worksheet helps students learn 25 tone words that can be used to teach Common Core ELA Standard 4 4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
The handout defines tone in kid-friendly language, lists 25 tone words, and provides space for students to identify the connotation (whether the word is positive, negative, or neutral), degree (how mild or strong a word is), meaning, and emoticon (those little faces that you use to show your feeling when you are texting---students create an emoticon for each word to help them remember it better)
This resource can be used with middle school students first learning tone, struggling high school students, or advanced upper-elemantary students!
See also the Tone Word Wall, Tone Word Sort, Tone Word Activities, and Poetry Pass that are designed to use with this worksheet or use alone!