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TONE. 6 th Grade Language Arts . What is tone in a story? . It is like a voice that is speaking to you. A literary technique to show the overall attitude towards the subject of the story. It affects the meaning of the story, and how you interpret it. .

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TONE

6th Grade Language Arts

what is tone in a story
What is tone in a story?
  • It is like a voice that is speaking to you.
  • A literary technique to show the overall attitude towards the subject of the story.
  • It affects the meaning of the story, and how you interpret it.
how does tone affect the author s purpose
How does tone affect the author’s purpose?
  • The tone of the story helps the author to portray what he/she is thinking while telling the storyand what they are trying to tell you throughout.
how does tone affect the mood of the story
How does tone affect the mood of the story?
  • The tone of the story helps to portray what the reader feels and thinks while reading the story.
i really need you to come inside now
“I really need you to come inside now.”
  • If the voice calling you is happy, what might the mood inside the house be?
  • What events or details in the house would make for a happy mood?
  • What events could cause an angry mood?
  • What events could cause a calm or serious mood?
tone in literature
Tone in Literature
  • What do you think the tone and mood was like in Holes?
  • What do you think the tone would be in a book like Hunger Games?
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Follow along on your handout while I read out loud:

“Hello, Kira,” smiled Max. He walked over to give Kira a hug. “I have been waiting all week to see you. Tell me what is happening in your life.”

Kira looked away, out the window. Dark clouds were blowing toward the house. She did not want Max to see her face. Her brother sounded calm and happy. How could she tell him the news?

*Answer questions 1 and 2 on your handout.

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