Style and Tone Worksheets To Print:
Style and Tone - Know your audience that is the first rule to follow. Read these two pieces of writing. Circle the
one that uses a more appropriate approach for the specified
purpose and audience.
John's Tone - John is a bit snooty, if you ask me. John has to write an essay explaining to
his teacher why he didn’t finish his homework, and why
he will be sure to finish his homework in the future.
Writing with Voice - Write like a robot. Wait! Isn't that a song? It should be. The paragraph below sounds like it was written by a
robot. Rewrite it to give it a voice.
Style and Tone - Read each short text passage. Circle the reading passage that is more appropriate for the intended audience.
Style and Tone Passages - Make it spicy, that's the best way to go with this. Write a short passage about something you did recently that you
enjoyed. In the first passage, write as if your audience was your friend's parents.
In the second passage, write as if your audience was the readers of a newspaper.
Jim's Style - He has written his speech, but it isn't appropriate for a mixed audience of teachers, classmates and their families.
Rewriting For Tone - Rewrite each passage, making the style and tone appropriate to the audience specified in parentheses.
Writing with Voice - Good writing not only takes into account the intended setting and audience of the piece, it also accurately portrays who is speaking.
Barking Orders - My neighbor's dog is always barking. He barks all day while my neighbor is gone. He barks all night when I am trying to sleep. I don't like that dog.
Style Balloons - Read these two pieces of writing. Circle the one that uses appropriate style and tone for the specified purpose and audience.
Tone For Your Audience - Read these two pieces of writing. Circle the one that uses appropriate style and tone for the specified purpose and audience.
Hire Me! - The style and tone of your writing should always reflect its purpose, and be appropriate to its intended audience.
Suiting Your Audience - Both passages below are from books about botany. Read each passage. Select the most appropriate audience for each passage.
Writing With Voice - Read the passage below. It is very bland and uninteresting. Rewrite the passage from the perspective and voice of a first grade teacher, speaking
to her students about an upcoming field trip. Play with tone and word choice so that the passage
reads like a teacher talking to her students.