Notes: Tone and Mood/Atmosphere Essential Question How do elements of a plot such as conflict, tone, mood/setting effect the characters actions, motivations, and reactions? Explain.
What is tone? Tone is: 1. the authors attitude toward characters and subject.
How can you identify tone? Identifying tone 1.Dialogue 2.Authors use of adjectives 3.Adjectives: words that describe 4. descriptive
language What is dialogue? Dialogue 1. Things characters say 2. quotation marks-around what is said
Ex: I hate you! she screamed. What is mood?
Mood is the overall feeling, or atmosphere created in a story Mood is how the story makes you
feel while reading it. Created through setting How are tone and Tone and Mood are created through mood created in
1. setting: time and a story? place 2. dialogue: things characters say
3. plot = the events of the story: 4. descriptions of the people, places, things, and events
How do you identify tone and mood? To identify tone and mood look at the words = clues 1. descriptions of the a. setting (mood) b. characters 2 . dialogue: what the
characters say to each other (tone) 3. plot- what happens in the story (tone/ mood) What are examples of tone? Examples of tone 1.Thanks, she
frowned and said sarcastically. 2. Thanks! she smiled and said excitedly. Analysis of tone: Sentence 1: the tone is sarcastic and
unhappy. Authors words: frowned, sarcastically. Sentence 2: tone is happy and excited. Authors use of words: smiled, excitedly What are examples
of mood? Ex: Mood Romantic, happy, sad, serious, scary Tone
Mood Definition: Tone Tone shows: the authors attitude toward characters and subject. Definition: Mood
Mood is the overall feeling, or atmosphere created in a story Mood is how the story makes you feel while reading it.
Tone and Mood are created through 1. setting: time and place 2. dialogue: things characters say 3. plot = the events of the story: exposition,
rising action, climax, and resolution. 4. descriptions of the people, places, things, To identify tone and mood look at the words. The words the author uses give clues to the tone and mood of a story such as:
1. descriptions of the a. setting (mood) b. characters 2 . dialogue: what the characters say to each other (tone) 3. plot- what happens in the story (tone/ mood) Examples of tone
1.Thanks, she frowned and said sarcastically. 2. Thanks! she smiled and said excitedly. Ex: Mood Romantic, happy, sad, serious, scary
Examples of tone 1.Thanks, she frowned and said sarcastically. 2. Thanks! she smiled and said excitedly Ex: Mood
Characteristics The setting: Setting is where the story takes place. 1. helps create the mood, or feeling, of a story.
Setting is the where and when of a story: time and place 2. the authors choice of words to describe the setting show tone
and mood. Examples: a cave, an amusement park a school, a home (there are millions of settings!!) Non-examples:
dark, gloomy, makes your skin crawl, peaceful, These words are NOT settings. They describe the settings (mood words) Word: Tone
Definition (provided) Tone = authors attitude toward: 1. subject 2. characters Characteristics: 1. Tone in writing is like tone of
voice in speaking 2. Tone shows a writers feelings or views Examples 1. I hate gym class! she exclaimed angrily. 2. The warm sunny
day made her smile. 3. I dont believe it! she yelled excitedly. **These all have words that show feelings. Non-examples 1. She has gym class first period.
2. The day was warm and sunny. 3. They ate lunch at 12:15 yesterday. *Non of these have words that show feelings. Word: Mood Definition
(provided) Mood is the overall feeling you get while reading. Characteristics: Mood of a story: 1. created through the setting 2. can change
throughout the story Examples 1. dark, cold, smelly 2. warm, sunny 3. dirty, gray 4. romantic
Non-examples Settings: cave, house, school, park room, Setting and Mood *Remember, just as your surroundings can affect how you feel and act, so the setting
affects characters in a story. Directions: Listen to the description. Think about the setting and the mood. Jared told himself he wasnt afraid. Yet, this cave was dark. It was cold. It was smelly. He had probably been wondering around
in here for an hour already. Just then, he heard a rustling sound. He wondered what kinds of creatures live in caves. Jared told himself he wasnt afraid. Yet, this cave was dark. It was cold. It was smelly. He had
probably been wondering around in here for an hour already. Just then, he heard a rustling sound. He wondered what kinds of creatures live in caves. Notes: Id and analyze idioms L.O.
I will be able to identify idioms within the text and use context clues to chart the meanings
Importance To better understand what you read What is the definition of an idiom?
An idiom is: 1. type of figurative language 2. an expression or figure of speech Idioms: What are some characteristics of 1. not literal (not
idioms? word for word) 2. words say one thing but mean something else. 3. are unique to a certain language, time period, or place
Why do authors use idioms? Authors use idioms to: 1. help bring tone to a story 2. help make a
story more like real life How do you identify idioms? Look for words or groups of words
that dont fit the rest of the sentence. How do you analyze idioms? To analyze (understand the deeper meaning)
1. Use context clues What are nonexamples? Non-examples (literal) 1. When you go out to the playground, please stand on the
dot. 2. He burned his hand badly while playing with fire. 3. The firefighter rescued the cat that was up a tree. Notes:
Vocabulary L.O. I will be able to identify new vocabulary within the text
and with a partner use context clues to restate the meaning. 1. elective (n) 1. optional class; not required
elective: optional class; not required English and math are required classes, but sailing and cruise planning are electives. 2. conviction (n)
2. belief; certainty; completely sure conviction: belief; certainty; completely sure If you have conviction in yourself, others will believe in you too.
conviction: belief; certainty; completely sure This woman does not have much conviction in herself. 3. sheepishly (adv.)
3. shyly; in an embarrassed way sheepishly: shyly Dopey walks around Snow White sheepishly.
sheepishly: shyly Sheepishly, the little girl sits at the computer. 4. fluent (adj.)
4. able to read, write and speak a language easily fluent:able to read, write, and speak a language easily It is a good idea to be fluent in more than one language. fluent: able to read, write, and speak a language easily
People entering a new country should become fluent in the native language. 5. scowl (v) (n) 7. (n) an angry or annoyed look. (v) to give an
angry or annoyed look. scowl: angry or annoyed look The little girl scowled at the camera. scowl: angry or annoyed look
Victors friend Michael thought scowling made him look handsome. 7 Grade/ Melting Pot th Spelling Notes # 4
Learning Objective Today, we will learn to use the letter c to spell the k
sound Importance Build better spelling and
reading skills Spelling Strategy Using the letter c to spell the k sound.
Rule: letter c to spell the k sound Rule: c for the k sound The c spells the k sound when
followed by the letters a, u, o. **use the letter k before the vowels i, e, y for the k sound
Examples: c for k sound letter c to spell k sound before the vowels a, o, and u: 1. country 2. coins 3. canary 4. cute-
examples: the letter k , for the k sound before the vowels e and i k sound , before the vowels e and i:
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