Lesson Plan

Diction, Mood, and Tone

Teaches students about diction, mood, and tone
Nick K.
Student
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to...

Define Diction

Understand how diction creates mood and tone

Analyze diction in personal speech using examples from pop culture

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 9 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

1)Show a clip from the show River Monsters.

Ask the students to think about these questions while watching:

What do you notice about his diction?

What stands out to you?

2 Direct Instruction/Guided Practice

1)Partner up and do a think pair share to answer these questions

What is the tone of the show?

What is the character’s mood?

What diction is used to create this?

 

2)Students will answer these questions for every clip shown in a think pair share

 

3)Mr.T and Rocky

 

4)Think pair share

Student Instructions

1)Partner up and do a think pair share to answer these questions

What is the tone of the show?

What is the character’s mood?

What diction is used to create this?

 

2)Students will answer these questions for every clip shown in a think pair share

 

3)Mr.T and Rocky

 

4)Think pair share

3 Independent Practice

1)Students will now break from their groups and watch clips of Shakespeare and Bear Grylls. Answer the following questions:

 

What is the tone of the scene?

What is the characters mood?

What diction is used to create them?

Are they persuasive? Why or why not?

 

2)We will now apply this same concept to a group of people. Clip from the Breakfast Club

 

3) The Hip Hop Preacher

Student Instructions

1)Students will now break from their groups and watch clips of Shakespeare and Bear Grylls. Answer the following questions:

 

What is the tone of the scene?

What is the characters mood?

What diction is used to create them?

Are they persuasive? Why or why not?

 

2)We will now apply this same concept to a group of people. Clip from the Breakfast Club

 

3) The Hip Hop Preacher

4 Wrap-Up

Activity: Assessing

11)          Assessment/Exit ticket

 

Answer the following question on your piece of paper:

What have you learned about diction, mood, and tone, how they all interact to create speech?

How can this be useful to you outside the classroom?

What could I change to make this lesson better?

Student Instructions

11)          Assessment/Exit ticket

 

Answer the following question on your piece of paper:

What have you learned about diction, mood, and tone, how they all interact to create speech?

How can this be useful to you outside the classroom?

What could I change to make this lesson better?