Do you find it tough trying to get yours students to be more precise and use just the right word to express their observations about the author’s tone in piece of writing , director’s tone in film, or the student’s personal response to that work? Here’s a list of terms my students found helpful. I’ve had it so long, I don’t recall the source. But consider this my “thank you” to whoever pulled this list together.
You may find it useful to share this graphic to remind your students of the feature of texts being question when asked to consider the tone and mood of what they read, view or even hear.