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Voice. Tone: The writer cares about the topic and it shows. He or she establishes authority on the topic and writes in a compelling, expressive manner.

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1 Voice

2 Tone: The writer cares about the topic and it shows. He or she establishes authority on the topic and writes in a compelling, expressive manner. Audience: make sure that your tone and voice are appropriate for your audience.  Decide: Who am I talking to?

3 Make sure that your tone and voice are appropriate for your audience. Decide:  Who am I talking to?  How can I connect with my audience?  How can I communicate my opinion on the topic?

4  Why did the author choose this title?  What is the first thing that you notice on the cover?  How is the tone of the book established on the cover?

5  What does TMI usually mean?  What does TMI mean in the book?  Who is the author targeting with this voice and tone?

6  Exposition: background about characters, setting, situation  Rising Action: conflict arises, more information is learned about characters and setting  Climax: when action reaches the highest point  Falling Action: the story begins wrapping up, characters are dealing with whatever happened in the climax  Resolution: This tells how the story concludes Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution

7 Exposition- Rising Action- Climax- Falling Action- Resolution- Heartwarming Dramatic Carefree Serious Informational Suspenseful Suspicious Sarcastic Somber Triumphant Violent Fierce Intense

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9 “You’ve got to be cruel to be kind…especially if your hungry!”  Complete “Voices of the Gods” handout  What different tones did the class come up with?

10  Select the Greek god that you think is the best of all.  Use the information page to complete the brainstorm Explain any misdeeds using the voice of your selected mythological god. Be creative. Just like in the presidential election, promises are made to persuade the audience to vote for the candidate. Use your god’s divine powers to make plans for the future. (Hades might promise to turn the thermostat down a little so that it is a more comfortable eternity in the underworld).

11 2 paragraph speech:  Audience- a group of mortals  Purpose- to convince them to vote for your selected Greek god as the “Mythological Idol”  Remember- you are emphasizing voice so show your personality. Use OREO to develop your speech: Opinion Reasons Examples Opinion

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13 Opinion: I, Ares, god of violence and warfare, am the best god of all! Reasons: Since I frequently control the life and death of humans, I am clearly important. Also, I am fierce and confident, which are traits that a leader needs to have. Examples: I was responsible for the Trojan War. I also am the reason there is no world peace! I have fire-breathing horses, which shows how fierce everything associated with me is. Opinion: Just remember, a vote for me as the best god is a vote for protection from your enemies on the battlefield of junior high!

14 Voice Rubric- Rate the speeches 1-4 on the following criteria.1 being the lowest, 4 the highest. _____The author uses appropriate tone for the audience _____The reader knows how the author feels about the subject _____The author has a new or unique perspective on the topic _____ The author has made a personal connection to the topic and the audience.

15 What was it that persuaded you to vote the way you did?

16  Voice  Audience  Tone  Author’s Purpose  Persuasive Writing OREO


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