Tone and Mood Words Student Handout FREEBIE

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9th - 12th
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2 pages

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Sick of listing off possible mood and tone words again and again for your creative writing students? This Mood and Tone Word Student Handout will help students better create and identify different moods and tones by providing a reference guide to some possibilities.

In this two-sided handout, students will have the definitions for both mood and tone at their fingertips. That means asking you to repeat yourself less and writing more! Also included are lists of mood and tone words to help students brainstorm, as well as additional writing tips.

This handout can be used in creative writing or English courses, and it can be printed or uploaded for students. This reference guide can be used in many ways for you and your students!

This NON-EDITABLE resource includes:

  • Two-sided student handout

This student handout was designed specifically to enhance my Mood Mini Lesson and my Tone Mini Lesson, but can be used for nearly any ELA class!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


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