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Same Setting, Different Moods

voice and word choices bring mood to places and times

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Picture an abandoned house alone on a hill.  Did you automatically picture a creepy haunted house and get goose bumps? Now picture a sunny meadow with flowers.  Does that make you feel happy?

Setting plays an important part in stories; it creates the mood or emotion that a story conveys. Read chapter 3 in Lord of the Flies and think about how the setting and mood is different for Jack and then for Simon. Which setting is creepy? Which setting is happy? How does author William Golding create both moods?

After discussing the ways that the author created the mood, use the buttons below to choose a setting and set the mood for a description of your own!

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If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.




(If you come up with your own setting and mood idea, be sure to check with your teacher first.)

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