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What's the Mood? - Worksheet

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: 2 - Lower - 4

A worksheet to practice identifying the mood of a piece of text.

The mood of a piece of text is the general atmosphere or emotion the author’s words evoke in the reader.

Use this resource when teaching your students how to analyse the vocabulary of a text to determine its mood.

How to complete this literacy activity

  1. Students read the paragraph.
  2. As they are reading, students underline the words that contribute to the creation of mood within the text.
  3. Using these words as a guide, students choose one word to represent the text’s overall mood.

Have your students complete the worksheet independently as a formative assessment to see who needs extra support, or project it on the whiteboard and complete it together as a class when teaching the skill.

An answer key is included in the download.


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

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