Voice and Tone Activities and Slide Presentation

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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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

4.Product Ad

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

11.Opposite Tones

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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Total Pages
52 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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