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Activity Overview


In this activity, students will identify and illustrate the tone in the text.


Example 1: Horror

“And the meeting-house windows,

blank and bare,

Gaze at him with a spectral glare,

As if they already stood aghast

At the bloody work they would look upon”

Example 2: Gloomy

“A phantom ship, with each mast and spar

Across the moon like a prison bar,”

Example 3: Hopeful

“The fate of a nation was riding that night;

And the spark struck out

by that steed, in his flight,

Kindled the land into flame with its heat.”


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard identifying the tone of "Paul Revere's Ride" with text examples.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify three different tones in the poem and put quotes that relate to it in the description.
  3. Illustrate each example with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/7] Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

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