Author’s Voice, Mood, and Tone


ELAR-Grade-7 Author's Craft Author’s Voice, Mood, and Tone
Students learn about tone and mood and how authors develop a voice and choose words to enhance tone and mood in texts. Then, they read some texts and identify the tone and mood. Finally, students write their own stories and develop the tone and mood.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn about tone and mood and how authors develop a voice and choose words to enhance tone and mood in texts. Then, they read some texts and identify the tone and mood. Finally, students write their own stories and develop the tone and mood.

Objectives

  • Define mood, voice, and tone in text.
  • Discuss how an author creates mood, voice, and tone in a text.
  • Compose a text that expresses tone and mood.

Duration

One to two class periods.


Authors develop a unique style called voice. They use word choice to develop their voice. In this experience, you will learn how authors choose their words to develop their voice and tone, and to set a mood for the readers.

Objectives

  • Define mood, voice, and tone in text.
  • Discuss how an author creates mood, voice, and tone in a text.
  • Compose a text that expresses tone and mood.


teenage boy looking out car window with raindrops

What feelings do you have when you look at this photograph?  

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What were the clues in the photograph that helped you name these feelings?



Ask for volunteers to explain how they determined the feelings of the boy.


two angry teenage girls with their backs to each other and arms crossed

What attitude do you think of when you look at this photograph?

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What were the clues in the photograph that helped you name the girls’ attitudes?



Ask for volunteers to explain how they determined the attitudes of the two girls.


Think about the clues that you used to help determine the emotions and attitudes expressed in the photos. You determined those feelings and attitudes by looking at facial expressions and gestures and by using your prior knowledge. If the people in these photos could talk, you would also be listening to their tone of voice, which can tell you how they feel about a topic. 


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