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Grimm’s
Fairy Tale
Tone and Mood
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Activities
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Grimm’s Tales - Tone and Mood
Describe what you observe in sentences. Do not
make inferences.
1.
____________________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________________
4. _____________________________________________________________
5. _____________________________________________________________
Circle all of the words in your sentences that you
think help set the tone.
What is the tone? ______________________________
Now, think about how you feel when you look at the
picture. What is the illustration’s mood?
_______________________________
1.
____________________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________________
4. _____________________________________________________________
5. _____________________________________________________________
Circle all of the words in your sentences that you
think help set the tone.
What is the tone? ______________________________
Now, think about how you feel when you look at the
picture. What is the illustration’s mood?
_______________________________
©2016 McGee’s Middle
Grimm’s Tales - Tone and Mood
Tone is the attitude of the author towards the reader. The tone can be determined by the
setting, choice of vocabulary, and details in the text. Using context clues can help the
reader determine the tone.
Mood is the feeling or atmosphere created by the author’s words.
HIGHLIGHT THE CONTEXT CLUES THAT REVEAL THE TONE.
1. A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden
apples.
The context clues show that the tone is: bright, wonderful, full of life
Mood: happy, intriguing
2. There was once a forester who went into the forest to hunt, and as he entered it he heard a
sound of screaming as if a little child were there.
The context clues show that the tone is: _________________
Mood: ___________________
3. Scarcely had he spoken these words when he heard a croaking over his head, and looked up
and saw seven ravens as black as coal flying round and round.
The context clues show that the tone is: _________________
Mood: ___________________
4. So the fisherman went. But when he came to the shore the wind was raging and the sea was
tossed up and down in boiling waves, and the ships were in trouble, and rolled fearfully
upon the tops of the billows.
The context clues show that the tone is: _________________
Mood: ___________________
4. A shepherd’s dog had a master who took no care of him, but often let him suffer the greatest
hunger. At last he could bear it no longer; so he took to his heels and off he ran in a very sad
and sorrowful mood.
The context clues show that the tone is: _________________
Mood: ___________________
5. Meanwhile the miser crept out of the bush half-naked and in a piteous plight, and began to
ponder how he should take his revenge, and serve his late companion some trick.
The context clues show that the tone is: _________________
Mood: ___________________
©2016 McGee’s Middle
Grimm’s Tales - Tone and Mood
There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his
knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardly hold the spoon, and spilt the broth
upon the table-cloth or let it run out of his mouth. His son and his son’s wife were disgusted
at this, so the old grandfather at last had to sit in the corner behind the stove, and they gave
him his food in an earthenware bowl, and not even enough of it. And he used to look
towards the table with his eyes full of tears. Once, too, his trembling hands could not hold
the bowl, and it fell to the ground and broke. The young wife scolded him, but he said
nothing and only sighed. Then they brought him a wooden bowl for a few half-pence, out of
which he had to eat
Grimm Brothers, . (1905). The Old Man and His Grandson. Grimm's Fairy Tales
1. Highlight the words that set the tone. What is the tone of this passage?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What is the mood of the passage? ________________________________________________________________
The house-door stood wide open. The table, chairs, and benches were thrown down, the
washing-bowl lay broken to pieces, and the quilts and pillows were pulled off the bed. She
sought her children, but they were nowhere to be found. She called them one after another
by name, but no one answered.
Grimm Brothers, . (1905). The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids. Grimm's Fairy Tales
1. Highlight the words that set the tone. What is the tone of this passage?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What is the mood of the passage? ________________________________________________________________
There was once a cook named Gretel, who wore shoes with red heels, and when she walked
out with them on, she turned herself this way and that, was quite happy and thought: ’You
certainly are a pretty girl!’ And when she came home she drank, in her gladness of heart, a
draught of wine, and as wine excites a desire to eat, she tasted the best of whatever she was
cooking until she was satisfied, and said: ’The cook must know what the food is like.’
Grimm Brothers, . (1905). Gretel. Grimm's Fairy Tales
1. Highlight the words that set the tone. What is the tone of this passage?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What is the mood of the passage? ________________________________________________________________
©2016 McGee’s Middle
Grimm’s Tales – ANSWERS WILL VARY!
Describe what you observe in sentences. Do not
make inferences.
1.
Girl is dressed in white
2. The tree is whispering in her ear.
3. The tree is alive and full of leaves.
4. The tree looks like a young man.
5. The girl is not afraid and she is listening to him.
Circle all of the words in your sentences that you
think help set the tone.
What is the tone? Innocence, full of life
Now, think about how you feel when you look at the
picture. What is the illustration’s mood?
Mysterious, intrigue
1.
The girls are hiding behind the rock.
2. The bear is growling at the little man.
3. The man has his hands up to protect himself.
4. There is a bag of jewels spilled on the ground..
5. The bear is attacking the man.
Circle all of the words in your sentences that you
think help set the tone.
What is the tone? angry, aggressive
Now, think about how you feel when you look at the
picture. What is the illustration’s mood?
Fearful or scared
©2016 McGee’s Middle
Grimm’s Tales - Tone and Mood
Tone is the attitude of the author towards the reader. The tone can be determined by the
setting, choice of vocabulary, and details in the text. Using context clues can help the
reader determine the tone.
Mood is the feeling or atmosphere created by the author’s words.
HIGHLIGHT THE CONTEXT CLUES THAT REVEAL THE TONE.
1. A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden
apples.
The context clues show that the tone is: bright, wonderful, full of life
Mood: happy, intriguing
2. There was once a forester who went into the forest to hunt, and as he entered it he heard a
sound of screaming as if a little child were there.
The context clues show that the tone is: dark
Mood: fearful
3. Scarcely had he spoken these words when he heard a croaking over his head, and looked up
and saw seven ravens as black as coal flying round and round.
The context clues show that the tone is: dark, ominous
Mood: dreadful
4. So the fisherman went. But when he came to the shore the wind was raging and the sea was
tossed up and down in boiling waves, and the ships were in trouble, and rolled fearfully
upon the tops of the billows.
The context clues show that the tone is: motion
Mood: excitement
4. A shepherd’s dog had a master who took no care of him, but often let him suffer the greatest
hunger. At last he could bear it no longer; so he took to his heels and off he ran in a very sad
and sorrowful mood.
The context clues show that the tone is: depressing
Mood: sadness
5. Meanwhile the miser crept out of the bush half-naked and in a piteous plight, and began to
ponder how he should take his revenge, and serve his late companion some trick.
The context clues show that the tone is: misery
Mood: pity
©2016 McGee’s Middle
Grimm’s Tales - Tone and Mood
There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his
knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardly hold the spoon, and spilt the broth
upon the table-cloth or let it run out of his mouth. His son and his son’s wife were disgusted
at this, so the old grandfather at last had to sit in the corner behind the stove, and they gave
him his food in an earthenware bowl, and not even enough of it. And he used to look
towards the table with his eyes full of tears. Once, too, his trembling hands could not hold
the bowl, and it fell to the ground and broke. The young wife scolded him, but he said
nothing and only sighed. Then they brought him a wooden bowl for a few half-pence, out of
which he had to eat
Grimm Brothers, . (1905). The Old Man and His Grandson. Grimm's Fairy Tales
1. Highlight the words that set the tone. What is the tone of this passage?
depressing, miserable
2. What is the mood of the passage? sadness
The house-door stood wide open. The table, chairs, and benches were thrown down, the
washing-bowl lay broken to pieces, and the quilts and pillows were pulled off the bed. She
sought her children, but they were nowhere to be found. She called them one after another
by name, but no one answered.
Grimm Brothers, . (1905). The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids. Grimm's Fairy Tales
1. Highlight the words that set the tone. What is the tone of this passage?
chaotic, desperation
2. What is the mood of the passage? fearful
There was once a cook named Gretel, who wore shoes with red heels, and when she walked
out with them on, she turned herself this way and that, was quite happy and thought: ’You
certainly are a pretty girl!’ And when she came home she drank, in her gladness of heart, a
draught of wine, and as wine excites a desire to eat, she tasted the best of whatever she was
cooking until she was satisfied, and said: ’The cook must know what the food is like.’
Grimm Brothers, . (1905). The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids. Grimm's Fairy Tales
1. Highlight the words that set the tone. What is the tone of this passage?
satisfied, content
2. What is the mood of the passage? happy, positive
©2016 McGee’s Middle
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