Tone Words in Categories!

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Angie Kratzer
Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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3 pages
Angie Kratzer


Do your students have trouble getting past "positive" and "negative" in describing tone? This 200-word tone list, grouped into categories, helps students with the nuance of tone. From sixth grade through AP English Language and Literature, students choose a side (negative or positive) and find just the right word for the author's tone and/or attitude. I have used the list as weekly vocabulary, a word wall, and a resource for analyzing print and non-print text. Laminate it or put it in a page protector for constant student reference. Some students keep the list on colored paper in the front clear plastic of their notebooks. One great way to introduce this list is to have the students create one with adjectives they can define easily; I've done this exercise as a gallery walk with sticky notes, and the results were ... well... this list! BONUS: Now this product includes a separate list of the same words in alphabetical order! Please click here to visit my store and find more free goodies.

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