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Appropriate Tone and Purpose

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Edit to craft a tone that is appropriate for the topic and audience, and supports the purpose. 0601.3.14

Links verified on 6/1/2014

  1. Author's Purpose: Save the Wilbur - read a story online and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Author's Purpose: A Winning Breakfast - read a story online and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Common Tone Words - a list of common tone words to help identify tone of stories
  4. Comparative Exercise - find all the features unique to the text format.
  5. A Rough Hierarchy for Revision and Editing - Effective revising starts with the most general characteristics of an essay and gradually moves to more specific characteristics.
  6. Elements of Fiction: Style and Tone - Tone refers to the writer’s attitude toward his/her story and to the reader. The writer’s tone assists in creating a mood or atmosphere for the story.
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStrategies for Helping Readers - reading strategies with video and lessons
  8. 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
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTone in Literary Fiction - review definition and examples of tone
  10. Tone: A Matter of Attitude - Tone and purpose are very much related: one's tone is defined by why one is writing and vice versa.
  11. 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
  12. Tone and Mood - Tone is the author’s attitude toward a subject.
  13. Writing Guide: Audience - Recognize that different readers can best understand different messages

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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