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Personal Letter: Setting the Tone: Activity 2 of 4



“Setting the tone” means creating the mood or the feeling. In a letter, words create the tone.

Sean must create a certain tone in the letter to his dad. Remember, these men haven’t talked in 20 years. Sean has to use the right words—and set the right tone—when he asks for the family pocket watch.

What kind of tone should Sean set in the letter? Read each sentence and choose the one with the right tone for Sean’s letter.
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