Description: Craft and Structure Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 6C


6C: Recognizing Mood/Tone

6C: Recognizing Mood/Tone

Description: Recognizing Mood and Tone

✓ standard met

Selection: HiE-69


Grade level: 5
Word count: 1316 words
Author: Judy Dodge Cummings
Synopsis: A contest between tribes is important in more than one way.
Excerpt: Dyami's chest rose rapidly as he struggled to calm his frustration and fear. Aystan would not allow his dream to happen! His responsibilities to the tribe and fear for his son's safety were too strong. "But will the Creator be satisfied with Aystan, instead of me?" Dyami whispered.

Question: The mood in this excerpt can best be described as
  1. worried and nervous.
  2. excited and joyous.
  3. lonely and afraid.
  4. tired and uninterested.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Give examples of words from a selection that made the selection seem funny. Explain how these words help you know the selection is meant to be funny.


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