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Audience Awareness


Demonstrate awareness of audience through selection of medium or format, choice of supporting ideas, background information, and word choice and tone. 0801.3.3

Links verified on 8/18/14

  1. Common Tone Words - a list of common tone words to help identify tone of stories
  2. A Rough Hierarchy for Revision and Editing - editing outline
  3. Seventh Grade Writing 2003 Test - [Note: This is a released test from Texas. They do not test Writing in the 8th grade]
  4. Electronic Writing - Learn how to communicate via purpose, tone, and audience when writing electronic letters, since email can be read multiple ways.
  5. Teaching Tone vs. Mood using Computer-Based Multimedia - lesson plan that can be adapted using Photostory 3.0 [this high school lesson plan could be adapted to teach this standard] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTone in Literary Fiction - review definition and examples of tone
  7. Tone in Business Writing - provides overviews and examples of how to use tone in business writing. This includes considering the audience and purpose for writing
  8. Writing Guide: Audience - Recognize that different readers can best understand different messages
  9. Writing with a Tone Appropriate for Audience and Purpose - lesson plan; a practical role playing exercise A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Writing thank-you notes - step by step explanation of why and how

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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