teaching resource

What's the Mood? - Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 5 - 7

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. Oftentimes this is confused with the tone of a piece of text.

Use this resource when teaching your students how to use words found in the text to determine its mood.

Students will read a set of 5 paragraphs. They will underline the words that best describe the mood of each paragraph and choose one word to represent its 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 teacher in North Carolina and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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