Looking for a lesson on tone and mood that can come together with minimal preparation ... yet still provides an element of fun?
This Last-Minute Tone and Mood Lesson
in a zipped folder can be put together in minutes!
What you receive in this zipped folder:
The PDF lesson plan
contains an idea for a hook that needs only your imagination and a little dramatic flair to pull off.
The direct instruction of the terms tone and mood is supported by a 14-slide PowerPoint.
This slideshow not only defines the terms but gives students a visual connection for each plus provides some simple examples.
The PDF one-page handout on Tone and Mood Words
is designed for middle-schoolers but can be used with students beyond that. It organizes basic tone and mood words into positive, neutral, and negative categories. It also provides synonyms for each.
Two options for reinforcement activities
are included in the PDF Lesson Plan document. One gives students a chance to act -- with no preparation needed! The other takes advantage of Disney movie trailer(s) and their horror-movie parodies available on the Internet. A PDF handout that can be used during this activity and that can provide formative assessment data is included.
An exit ticket strategy
is included with the PowerPoint that can be used after either reinforcement activity.
From download here to delivery in your classroom will take only a few minutes with this Tone and Mood Last-Minute Lesson!
Lesson may take one to two class periods, depending upon the amount of time you have and whether you choose to do one or two reinforcement activities.
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