Toolkit of Reading Grades 4-8

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Tone and Voice


To fully grasp the meaning of texts, students need to identify and recognize the impact of tone and voice on the mood of a literary or nonfiction work. This lesson will guide your students in analyzing an author’s word choice to determine tone and mood. The Tone and Voice lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books.
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Created for grades 4–8, the Toolkit of Reading features quick, clear lessons on all the critical skills students need to understand complex texts, including new skills emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. These engaging resources, available as downloadable PDFs, define key terms, describe how and why the skills are important to readers, and provide a series of activities to encourage mastery. These lessons can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced.

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This lesson features excerpts from "The Road Less Traveled" and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.