What do you think tone is?
What is Tone?
Tone is an attitude expressed in writing or speech. It can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, or even angry. Tone in writing helps writers convey attitude, adding to perspective By recognizing the tone of a text, readers can better understand the text Tone is: "It's not what you say, but how you say it"
What are some tones you can think of?
Tone is the attitude or feeling of the author expressed through the words they chose to use in a piece of writing.
Tone can range from formal and sophisticated to informal and conversational.
The tone of a piece of writing can help determine the overall mood, or atmosphere, of the text.
Some common tones found in literature are: serious, angry, thrilled, sarcastic, nervous or worried, peaceful
How do you think the tone of a piece of writing can affect how you understand it?
Based on the images and color, what do you think the tone of this album is?
Brain break: Draw a unicorn doing yoga while eating cotton candy.
How can word choice or punctuation indicate a certain tone?
Do you think tone is more important in spoken or written language?
- Neither matter
Work together in pairs: What is one way you can identify the tone of a piece of writing?