Identify the Mood
In this reading worksheet, students identify the mood of a book, story, song, movie, TV show, or play. Students record words and phrases about the characters, setting, and plot. Students also describe their resulting feelings and thoughts.
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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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring Theme and Mood with a Book Trailer
Before you begin this lesson, note that it revolves around learners reading and finishing personal novels. If that's what your class is preparing to do, this is a great way to get creative and technological with literature analysis....
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Mad-Libbing Your Way Into Modern Poetry
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6th - 12th English Language Arts
Everyone Sang - Moods in Poetry
Start by reading the poem "Everyone Sang" by Siegried Sassoon. The archive also houses an audio clip, so consider playing that instead of reading it aloud. After hearing the poem twice, middle and high schoolers will discuss a list of...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Half Man, Half Limping Rabbit
Students explore culture and change through reading "Half Main, Half Limping Rabbit" by Nina Porzucki. In this literature and cultural lesson, students discuss Dracula and other folk stories from Romania. Students identify the ways the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Determine the Mood of a Poem by Analyzing Word Choice and Meaning
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...
7 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed