This page features worksheets and resources that help teach tone. Students are often tested on their ability to interpret a narrator's tone. They need practice to get it right. Get your practice work here!
Tone is the narrator's attitude toward his or her subject. It is like tone of voice. People describe both types of tone using the same words. For example, if the narrator were mocking the characters, we might say the tone is sarcastic. But unlike tone of voice, which uses sound to help convey feeling, readers can only infer the narrator's tone from the text. So readers have to pay extra close attention.
Here are some worksheets and resources to give students practice with identifying tone. Each worksheet has four poems. The speaker in each poem expresses a certain tone. Students must read the poems, determine the speakers' tones, and explain their answer using text. Though I have included answer keys, please bear in mind that these are suggestions. Student answers will vary.