To fully grasp the meaning of texts, students need to identify and recognize the impact of tone and voice on the mood of a literary or nonfiction work. The Tone and Voice lesson, for grades 4–8, will guide your students in analyzing an author’s word choice to determine tone and mood. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Tone and Voice lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.