This complete unit bundle will teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature! This unit provides opportunities for student exploration, collaboration, discussion, creativity, and games to enhance engagement! Lessons on connotation and denotation will get your students thinking about the impact word choice plays on a text, both as a reader and a writer. ✍
Take a peek at all of the lessons, activites, and assessnments included in this unit bundle
➀ Lesson on Tone and Mood
➁ Lesson on Connotation/Denotation
-- Connotation and Denotation activities with color, animals, and sports teams!
➂ Tone and Mood Prezi Exploration through music, video games, film, art, literature, photography, and memes! This student exploration will have your students collaborating and applying their tone skills with fun songs, memes, and videos!
➃ Tone and Mood Mini-Lesson to support struggling learners
➄ Tone and Mood Game
➅ Tone and Mood Creative Writing Activity
➆ Tone Black-Out Poetry Activity
➇ Tone Literary Analysis Summative Assessment
➈ Daily Bell Ringers
➉ Daily Agenda Slides
Digital and Printable Interactive Notebook
Lesson on Tone and Mood:
Students learn more about tone and mood through literature, film trailers, art, and advertisements. Class discussions are built into the PowerPoint and Google Slides Presentation.
Lesson on Connotation/Denotation:
Students learn the impact of word choice on the author's tone. Lesson includes a collaborative and engaging student activity to practice and apply skills! My students rave about it!
Tone and Mood Exploration:
Students explore tone and mood through music, video games, film, art, literature, photography, and memes! This collaborative (or independent) activity is student driven. Differentiated worksheets support students of all levels! Students practice and apply their knowledge of tone to varying subjects and mediums. It is perfect to show students that similar subjects can take on a vary different tone given the context.
Tone and Mood Mini-Lesson:
Offer struggling students extra support with this small group mini-lesson and note taking guide. Google Slides/Doc and PowerPoint/Word options provided!
Tone and Mood Game:
This game will have students collaborating with peers as they work to act out given tone words and apply them to sentences in a time sensitive challenge game!
Tone and Mood Creative Writing Activity:
Students will use paint chips to create a tone word. Then students will use the provided character, location, and genre cards to craft a short story to develop that tone word. A Short Story Share activity will have students collaborating and practicing with tone after the stories are drafted!
Tone and Mood Black-Out Poetry:
Students will use the poems provided (very engaging poems that relate to our 21st century students) to identify tone. Then students will box out the tone words. Finally they will draw a picture of the mood in black marker or pencil over the top of the image! My students absolutely love this activity!
Finally, students will craft a literary analysis response
on tone in one of three pieces of text (provided in the unit bundle). I have included texts for all of these activities that fit for middle school and high school students. I have included graphic organizers and rubrics for this activity as well!
Google Slides and Google Document
links are provided within the detailed lesson plans as well as PowerPoint and PDF Documents included in the unit zip drive.
I am happy to support you throughout this unit, offer advice, suggestions, or feedback as you work to personalize learning. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for more great resources for your classroom? This unit is a part of my semester 1 bundle.
This complete semester 1 curriculum will take you from the first day procedures, syllabus, and get-to-know-you activities to the final semester reflection. Every day and every lesson is planned and created for your 8th or 9th grade students. This bundle is completely digital, printable, and editable! This curriculum is aligned to CCSS standards; the semester 1 and semester 2 curriculum will cover all of the CCSS standards for both 8th and 9th grade.
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