Shaping your Voice!


11.R.4L – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative
meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language
evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


In this lesson, you will read poems and memoirs to determine the tone of these literary texts by analyzing the word choice used by the author. In this literary analysis, you will also be able to evaluate the impact that diction has in the meaning of the language used by the author and how this shapes the tone and setting of a literary piece.

During the lesson, the student will be able to: 

  1. determine the meaning of words and phrases used in a text;
  2. distinguish between connotative and denotative meanings of words, and how connotative meanings shape tone;
  3. analyze the author's use of literary techniques and devices;
  4. evaluate the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. 

This lesson?s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


10 items in example section

34 items in exercise practice

30 items in test

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