Tone Worksheet 3

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The interpretation of a poem often lies in the mind of its reader, especially when reading the tone. Focus on author's word choice, middle schoolers read four different poems and briefly state a perceived tone for each, along with the poem's meaning and supporting evidence.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use in a poetry unit or when discussing how word choice establishes tone
  • Encourage learners to choose one poem, and have them write their own poem using the same tone
  • Add to reading assessment or homework packet
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals will need more space to write a thorough answer with textual evidence
  • Includes the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Kendall Banning, W.K. Clifford, and Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
  • Encourages class members to use evidence when making an argument
  • Comes with an answer key for suggested responses
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