We found 1,705 reviewed resources for moods
Same Setting, Different Moods: Voice and Word Choice Using Lord of the Flies
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.
Teaching Tone vs. Mood Using Computer-Based Multimedia
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...
Analyze How an Author Develops Mood
8 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Using a text-dependent question to guide her lesson, the narrator shows one way determine the mood in a short passage from Shakespeare's Hamlet. She looks closely into the text, highlighting words that reflect an emotion. She then takes...
Business English at Work: Verb Tense, Voice and Mood-Verbals
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,...
Write Open-Ended Questions in the Interrogative Open Mood
6 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Are you working on writing interviews, or studying types of sentences? Use a video about the interrogative open mood to help your young writers create open-ended questions. The first of two videos about verb voice and mood, it would be a...
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds...
Determine the Mood of a Poem by Analyzing Word Choice and Meaning
7 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Could your sixth graders use some help finding the mood in a poem? Show them how to determine mood using word choice. A seven-minute video guides learners through poetry analysis and identifying the mood in "The Wind's Visit." The video...
Use Verbs in the Conditional Mood to Convey Tone
7 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Do your pupils know how to use the conditional mood? Inspire them to learn it and apply this knowledge to a fictional narrative. As is demonstrated in the video, they can use the conditional mood to enhance a character's reflection. The...
In the Mood for Love
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
English-speaking viewers don't need to read the subtitles to understand Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood For Love. The colors, the music, and the framing of the shots so beautifully express the emotions of the characters that dialogue, in any...
Lesson Plan for Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I "Italian" (1833)
9th - 12th
Students study the life and musical compositions of German composer, Felix Mendelssohn. They listen to and analyze 'Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I' describing how the mood of the composition is reflected in key, tempo and rhythm.
Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
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...
A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
Looking at different cultures and how music from differing cultures changes movements, meaning and mood
7th - 9th
Each of the three dance lessons included here will get your class moving. The first instructional activity allows learners to explore how music and movement differ in meaning depending on cultural context. Lesson two gives them an...
Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech
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...
Reading Literature - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce’s short story, is used to model how structural moves, the decisions an author makes about setting, point of view, time order, etc., can be examined to reveal an author’s purpose. Groups...
Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative writing, and connects to various novels and subjects across the middle school curriculum.
Lord of the Flies: The End of Innocence
7th - 12th
Boys become beasts in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Explore their progressive transition with a collection of materials for a novel unit, including a presentation with background information, lessons on literary elements from the book, and reading assessments.
Connotation and Denotation: How Word Choice Affects a Paragraph
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Review the terms denotation, connotation, diction, and mood in paragraph writing. After defining the terms, middle schoolers practice writing examples of both connotation and denotation. They complete a connotation and denotation graphic...
It's All About Expression: Growing Independence and Fluency
1st - 3rd
In an engaging anticipatory set, the teacher uses several different strategies to activate prior knowledge about reading with expression, including using sentence strips (that must be prepped ahead of time) to show different moods. The...
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Sound, Tone, and Rhythm
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on the musicality of poetry by reading out loud or playing a recording of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" and "The City and the Sea." Discuss the tone, rhythm, and sounds of the poems before launching into a written analysis of the...
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
The Great Gatsby: Figurative Language
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." The figurative language found in the first four chapters of The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in an activity that...
The Wreck of the Hesperus: Questions for Analysis
11th - 12th
Readers are asked to locate and identify various literary devices in The Wreck of the Hesperus, Longfellow’s recounting of the events at Norman’s Reef in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Consider extending the lesson by asking your pupils how...