Analyze How an Author Develops Mood

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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 those words and places them on a spectrum, with positive on one end of the spectrum and negative on the other. She does ask viewers to pause and work on this on their own for a few minutes. A clear demonstration of a useful strategy.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Accompanied by a presentation, guided notes, and a copy of the focus text
  • Demonstrates a strategy for determining mood that could be used for any text
Cons

  • Does tell viewers the mood; you might pause to allow learners a chance to figure it out on their own
Common Core