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90 resources with the keyterm mood

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Tone and Mood

For Students 8th - 12th
How are mood and tone similar? Different? Help your readers understand the difference between the two with this helpful guide. On the first page, they read the definition for both tone and mood and identify words that are describe each....
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
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Business English at Work: Verb Tense, Voice and Mood-Verbals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Demonstrate the various tenses of irregular and regular verbs. The verbs be, do, and have are charted out for the present tense, past tense, and past and present participles. Likewise, many regular verbs are conjugated into present,...
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Literary Mood Ring

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Get some giggles from your class and build understanding of the mood of a literary piece with this printable. Pupils fill in the mood in the gem part of the ring, and write down supporting details below (inside of the actual ring). While...
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Evaluating Style

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Before diving into their first literary analysis, review this presentation with your class. They study sentence patterns, figurative and literal language, tone, mood, and diction as they relate to literature.
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Tone and Mood: "Unhappy Hour"

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Dark humor, anyone? Kerry Mitchell’s “Unhappy Hour,” compels readers to laugh at his very chilling tale. Explore with your class how the author combines tone and mood to create a sci-fi story with a very unhappy ending. Pre-reading...
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"Night Heat": A Mood Piece

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members journal about a special place, combining sensory details with personal experiences to create a mood piece. After sharing their work in small groups, learners read “Night Heat,” by Mike Lewis. The subsequent discussion...
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Character Impressions

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Whether you are planning a unit on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, or simply want to improve your pupils' descriptive writing, this lesson could be a good addition to your class. Using the Six-Trait Writing process, pupils use...
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Mad-Libbing Your Way Into Modern Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Use a Mad-Libs like activity to create modern poetry! Writers will identify different words and their parts of speech and study "The Red Wheelbarrow" by Williams Carlos Williams. Then, use the sheets attached to craft your own poem! An...
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Color My World Grey and Blue

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Can colors help to convey a mood in writing? Explore this question with your class using the songs "Grey Street" by the Dave Matthews Band and "Blu is a Mood" by Blu Cantrell. After analyzing the effect of the color words in these songs...
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TIME for Kids: "The Moon"

For Students 6th - 8th
Complete with reading comprehension questions, writing reflections, and a short lesson on mood and tone, this TIME for Kids activity would work well within your poetry unit. After reading "The Moon" by Robert Louis Stevenson, learners...
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Giving to Get the Beat

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore script writing based on prose in a cross-curricular literacy lesson. After listening to the folktale The Drum, middle schoolers identify and describe specific story elements such as characters and events. They work in groups to...
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Lesson Plan 7: Setting and Mood

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If your class is participating in National Novel Writing Month, or just doing some creative writing, they should know setting is imperative to a story's mood. Kids begin this instructional activity with a writing prompt to describe...
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Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the paradox of the universe - or, at least, of popular music - with this lesson. Using the songs "Inaudible Melodies" by Jack Johnson and "She" by Green Day, your class will complete a graphic organizer to help them understand...
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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Before class members delve into writing their own fictional stories, offer this noteworthy presentation about the elements of fiction. Students examine author's purpose, setting, characters, plot, point of view, symbolism, style, theme,...
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Settings That Enhance Mood

For Teachers 7th - 10th
It was a dark and stormy night - or maybe it was a bright and sunny day. Either way, the mood has to be established. Clear directions, interesting examples and detailed prompts lead writers into creating moody settings. As part of a...
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A Study of Warm And Cool Colors

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create a multimedia painting using warm or cool colors expressively. They demonstrate multimedia techniques in a drawing using pencil, oil pastel and tempera paints. They recognize and discuss mood created by warm and cool...
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...
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Parsing Worksheet for The Death of Laocoon

For Students 11th - 12th
Latin learners will complete this parsing worksheet for The Death of Laocoon.  With the word provided on the left, learners will identify the part of speech, the word it derives from, and other basic information to demonstrate...
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Teaching Tone vs. Mood Using Computer-Based Multimedia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you have Microsoft's Photo Story 3 or Macintosh's iMovie software, you can use it to teach about tone and mood. First, display the positive images listed with calm, classical music in the background. Then, with the same music, show...
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Same Setting, Different Moods: Voice and Word Choice Using Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Whether it's dark, delightful, or somber, set the mood with William Golding's Lord of the Flies. High-schoolers practice descriptive writing by creating the appropriate mood for an original scene, starring one of the book's main characters.
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Iroquois Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Practice reading fluency, analyze poetry, and cover social studies topics with a study of the Iroquois poem "Magic Formula." Included here is some historical background, a short vocabulary list, extension ideas, fluency activities, and...
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Literary Elements Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Using literature circles? Planning an independent reading assignment? Check reading progress with an exercise that asks readers to identify the literary elements (point of view, setting, conflict, characterization) in their text.