Tone Virtual Lesson

Identifying an Author's Attitude Toward His Subject

Announcements

1. Office Hours have changed. I will be open M, T, W, and F from 9:00-9:30. Additional times are available on request.


2. Middle School T-shirts are available for order. See your homeroom.


3. The final day to sign up for National Junior Honor Society is this Friday, Jan. 29.


4. This is the last week to sign up for the Middle School Reading Olympics Team.


5. Next week there will be no virtual lessons. Instead, you will be taking your MAP tests.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU IDENTIFY TONE IN A PIECE OF WRITING?

Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image

Mark Twain is writing to a complaining neighbor about neighborhood boys who gather on his front steps.


"I know I ought to respect my duty & perform it, but I am weak & faithless where boys are concerned, & I can't help secretly approving pretty bad & noisy ones, though I do object to the kind that ring door-bells. My family try to get me to stop the boys from holding conventions on the front steps, but I basely shirk out of it, because I think the boys enjoy it. And I believe I enjoy it a little, too, because it pesters the family. My wife has been complaining to me this evening about the boys on the front steps, & under compulsion I have made some promises. But I am very forgetful, now that I am old & my sense of duty getting spongy."

Big image
Mood Exit Ticket

Go to http://goo.gl/forms/pLZYnlj3NQ

Mood and Tone Exit Ticket

http://goo.gl/forms/Xx6XIJQdxg

Big image