We are nearing the end of our realistic fiction unit. We have studied inferring,
theme, character traits, setting, plot, conflict, and now mood and tone. We have learned that every text has a tone. You just need to know what clues to look for to find it. In this unit, students will learn what tone is, how it’s different from mood and how to analyze a text’s word choice and word connotations to infer the author’s or speaker’s tone.