Tone, and Mood …to support the author’s purpose Objectives Understand and recognize mood in a variety of medium Understand and recognize tone in a variety of medium Directions Today, we will be reviewing the differences between tone and mood as it relates to a variety of medium (literature, songs, and film). I suggest the guided review activities be completed in small groups; however, (as always) you can work individually if you prefer. Record all answers and observations on the “Tone and Mood Review” handout you receive today. Take 30 seconds… Round 1 Think back on the past week. What different “moods” have you experienced? – Consider, what mood are you in right now? What mood were you in yesterday?...etc. – Write your answer(s) in the brainstormingmood box on your handout. Take 30 Seconds… Round 2 If you were to tell a student “watch your tone”, or “that tone is not appropriate” or “don’t use that tone with me”… what are you really referring to? – Write your answer in the brainstorming-tone box on your handout. TONE TONE is simply the author’s attitude toward the subject. -You may want to write this definition on your handout. You can recognize the tone/attitude by the language/word choices the author uses. Their language will reveal their perspective/opinion (that is, whether it is positive/negative) about the subject. Tone must be inferred through the use of descriptive words. Tone Example #1 The girls were playing in the pond, splashing each other and trying to catch fish with their hands. They were having fun, but kept looking over their shoulders at the looming forest. The long grass of the field kept moving and they sort of felt like they were being watched… About a half hour passed and still the girls kept checking the field for movements. It seemed like a pair of dark eyes was on them. They even considered going back inside, but that would mean homework time. So they continued splashing, but with caution now. Their eyes hardly left the field. What is the overall tone of this passage? What words helped you to figure out the tone? - Write your answer in the Tone/Mood Practice Box. TONE A possible tone of this passage is ominous, suggesting a little bit of fear or foreboding. Words like "caution, dark, and looming“ lead readers to the tone. TONE EXAMPLE #2 Finally, one of the girls pointed to the grass and giggled. "Meow!" A cat sat on the edge of the field and licked its paw. They did indeed have company. The girls ran over to the cat and pet his belly. They laughed and the cat sauntered back to the field. What is the overall tone of this passage? What words helped you to figure out the tone? - Write your answer in the Tone/Mood Practice Box TONE The tone of this passage is happy/playful as there was a successful, happy resolution to the problem. Words like, “belly” and “giggled” were used. TONE Identifying the TONE is all about knowing the definitions of many descriptive vocabulary words. Without this large vocabulary, it’s difficult to describe outside of “good” and “bad.” For reference, you are receiving a handout with a list of common tone/mood words to help expand your vocabulary. TONE So, let’s TONE our brain muscles with some words of tone. Bitter Serious Witty Playful Tender Sympathetic Haunting Mysterious Suspenseful Tasteful/distasteful Nonchalant Angry Attached/Detached Innocent Poignant Compassionate Humorous Gore-y Tone: “A Gift in His Shoes” Donovan and Larry were early for baseball practice. They decided to run up and down the bleachers to exercise before the rest of the team arrived. Larry was first to the top. He whispered to Donovan, “Look over there.” He pointed to a man sleeping on the highest, narrow bench of the bleachers. His pants and shirt were faded, worn, and too large for his thin frame. One big toe stuck out of a huge hole in his sock. His scraped-up shoes sat a few feet away. Donovan whispered, “We should help him out. Let’s hide something good in his shoes. Then, when he wakes up, he will have a nice surprise.” Tone: “A Gift in His Shoes” How would you describe the tone [attitude] of this author? Write your answer in the Tone/Mood Practice Box on your handout. a. Angry b. Detached c. Sympathetic Evidence? MOOD MOOD is the overall feelings or emotions that are created IN THE READER. -You may want to write this definition on your handout. The “power of the pen” can move mountains. Authors “move” their readers’ moods through their choice of words and level of detail. MOOD EXAMPLE #1 During the holidays, my mother's house glittered with decorations and hummed with preparations. We ate cookies and drank cider while we helped her wrap bright packages and trim the tree. We felt warm and excited, listening to Christmas carols and even singing along sometimes. We would tease each other about our terrible voices and then sing even louder. What is the mood of this passage? What clues helped you to determine the mood? - Write your answer in the Tone/Mood Practice Box on your handout. MOOD EXAMPLE #1 Mood: Content, happy. How do we know? Words like "warm, excited, glittered” are used by the author. MOOD EXAMPLE #2 After New Year's the time came to put all the decorations away and settle in for the long, cold winter. The house seemed to sigh as we boxed up its finery. The tree was dry and brittle, and now waited forlornly by the side of the road to be picked up. What is the mood of this passage? What clues helped you to determine the mood? -Write your answer on the Tone/Mood Practice Box on your handout. MOOD EXAMPLE #2 Mood: Dreary, depressed. How do we know? "cold, sigh, brittle, forlornly" MOOD Again, identifying the mood of a piece of writing will depend on the number of descriptive words you know to answer the question: How did this paragraph, this passage, this story make the character or make you feel? MOOD Brain Muscle Work-out, Volume II! Cheerful Relieved Gloomy Bleak Uncertain Bittersweet Relaxed Lazy Hopeless Tense Furious Disappointed Dreamy, foggy Content Satisfied Angry Motivated Inspired Confident Eerie Mood: “A Gift in His Shoes” Donovan and Larry were early for baseball practice. They decided to run up and down the bleachers to exercise before the rest of the team arrived. Larry was first to the top. He whispered to Donovan, “Look over there.” He pointed to a man sleeping on the highest, narrow bench of the bleachers. His pants and shirt were faded, worn, and too large for his thin frame. One big toe stuck out of a huge hole in his sock. His scraped-up shoes sat a few feet away. Donovan whispered, “We should help him out. Let’s hide something good in his shoes. Then, when he wakes up, he will have a nice surprise.” Mood: “A Gift in His Shoes” How would you describe the mood of this passage? a. Angry b. Detached c. Sympathetic Evidence? Let’s now practice with some movie clips. We are going to watch 2 trailers for the same movie. To stay organized use the Mary Chart on your handout (on the back). Mood or Evidence of atmosphere mood MARY #1 MARY #2 Tone or attitude Evidence of tone Helpful Hints…. As we watch the movie be sure to write down the mood and tone, but include lots of evidence to prove your point. For example if the mood is cheerful, explain why. Maybe there are flowers everywhere and the sun is shining. If this is the case, the tone will also be happy. People may be smiling and laughing to show their happiness. HERE WE GO…MARY #1 MARY #2 Let’s try this with music! Again, use the song chart on your handout. Be sure to not only use the lyrics, but the beat of the song. Mood or Evidence of atmosphere mood Song #1 Song #2 Song #3 Song #4 Tone or attitude Evidence of tone Let’s start with an easy one first! Song #2 Song #3 (sorry guys, but it is such a good example for tone and mood!) This one may be challenging Let’s test your knowledge On the bottom of your practice handout, use the blank space to answer the following questions. 1. The mood of a story is…. a) the attitude b)the emotional feeling created c) always happy d) none of the above 2. The tone of a story is… a) the attitude b)the emotional feeling created c) always happy d) none of the above Let’s test your knowledgeANSWERS On the bottom of your practice handout, use the blank space to answer the following questions. 1. The mood of a story is…. b)the emotional feeling created (in the audience) 2. The tone of a story is… a) the attitude (the author has towards a subject) Let’s take it to the next level Now that you feel comfortable recognizing tone/mood in music and film, you will recognize these devices in literature! You are going to be reviewing tone words by creating a TONE BOOK!!! Think of your favorite movies, TV shows, and books in order to complete this activity. OR You can be creative and create your own examples. The directions are included on the following slide Tone Book Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Brainstorm a list at least 20 Tone Words Have the list OK’d to make sure they are tone words and not emotions! Requirement: Using any visual media at your disposal (magazines, clip art, pictures, etc) find 5 visual representations of 5 tone words from your list. Requirement: Using any written material at your disposal (books, magazines, or even movie quotes) find 5 written representation of 5 different tone words Requirement: You must have a quizzing mechanism in your individual Tone Books. You should do this by having the representation of the tone word on the front, and on the back the actual tone word and any possible explanation you would like to include. Use your creativity to put this together. Construction, tissue and card stock paper will be provided, as well as crayons, markers, and glue. You should only have one picture/ text per page. The only exception to this is if you have two pictures that clearly represent the same tone word and will not lead to confusion. Put these together in whatever creative method you choose, and cite any sources that you borrow material from.