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Literary Mood – Teaching Presentation

PowerPoint | 25 pages|Grades: 5 - 6

An editable PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching mood.

Use this teaching presentation to teach your students about mood in literature.

What is mood?

In literature, mood is a device authors use to create a certain atmosphere in the text. They do this by selecting specific vocabulary to describe the setting, characters and plot .

Why is mood important?

Mood is how a story makes the reader feel. If the author wants the reader to feel a certain way (happy, sad, nervous, excited, scared), then they have to create this in the text by choosing vocabulary that will evoke these particular emotions.

Exploring mood using text and multimedia

This PowerPoint includes both written texts and video clips for students to analyse for mood. It also includes a link to a worksheet, allowing your students to put their learning into action!

This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1609

    Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others Elaborations posing and discussing questions, such as 'Should this character have behaved as they did?', and be...

  • ACELT1610

    Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responsesElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the person or entity through whom the audience experience...

  • ACELT1614

    Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plotsElaborationsexploring texts on a similar topic by authors with very different styles, for example comparing fantasy quest novels or realistic novels on a spe...

  • ACELT1616

    Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual styleElaborationsexploring two or more texts by the sa...

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Rebecca Riley

Sorry, edit: I absolutely..love.. that Teachstarter has made a resource in this teaching style.

Rebecca Riley · Jul 18th, 2021


Thanks for your fantastic feedback, Rebecca!

Bronwyn · Jul 19th, 2021

Rebecca Riley

I absolutely that Teachstarter has made a powerpoint in this teaching style. This is how me and my teaching partner teach: using a powerpoint, video hooks and turn and talk. I am disappointed that I don’t think I’ll use it though, as the Scary Mary video link is too scary for my year 4 students. Keep these types of resources coming though. Thanks kindly 🙂

Rebecca Riley · Jul 18th, 2021


Thanks so much, Rebecca! Yes, this resource is targeted at slightly older children, but we are continually creating new and exciting powerpoints so your feedback is excellent! Thank you.

Bronwyn · Jul 19th, 2021

Resource Updates

  • Fixed a mistake on Slide 10. 'anicent' changed to 'ancient'.

    Fix by Tom (Teach Starter) Aug 27th, 2021

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