Tone in Literature Lesson, Practice, and Assessment



Teaching Tone in Literature seems pretty simple, but do your students really understand that the words that the author chooses determines Tone? Using Textual Evidence is what Tone is all about!

Do you know how to get your students to notice an author’s tone and to examine the words that are in the text? Do you have the resources to help your students identify Tone in Literature?

This is where this resource comes in to save the day! We provide you with everything you need to teach your students to truly understand Tone in Literature by utilizing textual evidence.

Here’s What’s Included:

  • Lesson Notes with Practice (Teacher Page and Student Page): Students fill in the blanks and take notes on tone. Students are given the definition of tone with its components. Questions to consider are listed. Finally, there is a short practice that allows you to practice identifying tone with your class read aloud book and then an application piece where students can practice identifying tone in their independent reading book. Full sized page and small page included for use with Notebooks.
  • 6 Short Passages with Questions: Students can practice with 6 short passages! Students read the passages, identify the tone and then cite text evidence!
  • Show What You Know Page: Have students answer the questions to show their understanding of tone in literature. Another idea is to use it as an assessment!
  • “I’m a Tone Expert” Page: This is a one pager that allows students to be creative and show their understanding of tone in any format. You will get a quick glimpse into their understanding!
  • Foldable: Students will collect text evidence from a book of choice and identify tone in literature. One idea is to set up a center with picture books!
  • Reader’s Notebook Ideas: Students are given 2 art activities to complete, possibly in their Reader’s Notebooks or Interactive Notebooks
  • Graphic Organizer: This graphic organizer can be used with any text. We love giving it as our monthly book report! This is also a great way to spiral throughout the year!
  • Higher Level Questioning Cards: There are 4 levels of questioning to use with your students. This is great for differentiation! These cards can be used in a variety of ways, such as exit tickets or quick writes.
  • Sentence Frames: Students are given sentence frames to use to help them master tone in literature. This is a great activity to connect reading to writing. Students can use these Sentence Frames with their Independent Reading books or during group discussions.
  • Assessment: 4 short passages with multiple choice questions allow students to show their understanding of identifying tone in literature.

This Resource is for you if:

★ You want to take teaching Tone in Literature to the next level!

★You want your students to really grasp the concept of Tone in Literature

★You love using Interactive Notebooks

★You want to cover the Standards at a deep level

★You want to provide your students with multiple opportunities to practice identifying Tone in Literature that speaks to their desired mode of learning.

★You like to teach in a fun way that keeps your students engaged!

A little about why we love to share our resources with other amazing teachers like you:

We fell in love with Interactive Notebooks many years ago. Through researching best practices, learning from other Reading Gurus, a little trial and error, a tweak here and there, we designed a formula that we have used in our own classrooms for many years.

Our students love our lessons and activities, and we can say, without a doubt, that our students leave our classrooms with confidence and a deep level of understanding Tone in Literature.

Your students can do the same, all you have to do is grab this resource and then you will be equipped to make your students Tone in Literature EXPERTS!


Need a follow up lesson for teaching Tone? Check out our Tone Craftivity!

Tone in Literature Craftivity

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