Voice and Tone includes both a set of activity sheets and a slide presentation for identifying and working with this important element of reading and writing.
The Voice and Tone Activity Sheet Set includes fifteen activities that allow students to practice with voice and tone in a variety of ways. The activities include lots of different tones and voices. Some are about author's voice, some are about a character's voice, some are about tone, and some combine voice and tone. The fifteen activities are:
1.Using a Character’s Voice
2.Formal and Informal Voices
3.Write a Dialog
5.Voices – Define and Write Examples
6.Voices – Find Examples in Texts
7.Voice and Tone – Match the Statements
8.Rewrite to Change the Tone
9.They Might Say . . .
10.Costumes, Sets, and Music
12.Tones – Define and Write Examples
13.Tones – Find Examples in Texts
14.Voice and Tone – Questions
15.Voice and Tone – Illustrative Poster
The Voice and Tone PowerPoint introduces and explains the concepts of voice and tone in writing. The text clearly explains these concepts, which can be confusing for many students, and provided recognizable examples.
Formal and informal voices are discussed, and lists of words that could describe various voices and tones in writing are provided. The idea of voice and tone in marketing is also introduced to provoke student interest. Questions along the way and a project at the end keep students involved.
In addition, the last two slides provide a student notebook page of fill-in-the blank notes that students can complete while watching the presentation and a page of completed notes that can be given to students or used as a key.
Studying voice and tone supports a number of the common core reading standards and helps students to strengthen their own writing as well. With the variety of activities in the set, this resource should work well with students at a variety of skill levels.
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