Friday, September 10, 2010

Tone: A writer's attitude toward the subject and audience

Tone in literature isn't always the easiest thing to teach my students. Little did I know I would come home from teaching and have to explain tone to a seven month old.
"Touch the barn. It's on the farm"
Tone: playful, instructional
"Touch the cow. Do it now"
Tone: Scary, threatening
I think she got it!