The Difference Between Mood and Tone

Mood and Tone can be a source of confusion for students. This worksheet explains the difference between the two and asks students to find three examples of each term.

Mood is the feeling a reader has while reading. It is synonymous with atmosphere and ambiance. Tone is the author’s attitude about the subject matter and characters. The tone might be sarcastic, straightforward, pessimistic, optimistic, etc.

Mood vs. Tone Worksheet

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2 Responses

  1. Tessie says:

    Hi Freeology,
    I am struggling to expand your graphic organizers. Help, please?
    Ta, Tessie

    • Admin says:

      Tessie, I’m not sure what you mean by expand the graphic organizers. What are you trying to do?