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September 27 – Jr American Lit Take out: Pencil Paper “Talking about Tone” worksheet from yesterday HW: Complete “SETTING a tone” Worksheet In Class: Tone:

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1 September 27 – Jr American Lit Take out: Pencil Paper “Talking about Tone” worksheet from yesterday HW: Complete “SETTING a tone” Worksheet In Class: Tone: Practice Tone in “The Rattler” Explaining the use of tone in “The Rattler” SETTING a tone

2 Tone: Practice

3 Tone in “The Rattler” What two tones can you detect in this story? Tone 1Tone 2

4 Writing a Thesis In order to write a thesis, you need to know the prompt: – How does the author use multiple tones to show the conflict that the man feels? Your thesis should answer this question, and could be in this format: – In “The Rattler” the tones of _________ and _________ reflect the man’s reluctance to kill the snake but his understanding of the necessity to do so.

5 Explaining tone in “The Rattler” Of course, with any good thesis, you need to prove it using evidence You should be able to do this in a four-sentence paragraph Your FIRST sentence should be the thesis that you wrote Your SECOND sentence should be your evidence for the first tone in your thesis (use words/phrases from the text) – The author uses the words/phrases ___________ and __________ to express a __________ tone. Your THIRD sentence should be your evidence for the second tone in your thesis (use words/phrases from the text) – The author uses the words/phrases ___________ and __________ to express a __________ tone. Your FOURTH and final sentence should be an explanation of why the author creates these tones in the story. – The tones used in “The Rattler” are intended to make the reader understand that the man…

6 SETTING a Tone


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