edHelper.com
The Mood Meter



The Mood Meter
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.76

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    feeling, kings, last, marker, miserable, moods, moody, pointer, poster, queens, section, shocked, supplies, tops, straw, just


Print The Mood Meter
     Print The Mood Meter  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on The Mood Meter
     Leave your feedback on The Mood Meter  (use this link if you found an error in the story)


Other Languages
     Spanish: El medidor del humor


The Mood Meter
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     It was just the last straw! Laura was tired of hearing it. Of course she was moody. Everyone has moods. Why did her family think she was different? Her father said that he couldn't ever tell what mood she was in. Her mother said she didn't understand her moods. Her brother said that she was just a pain. What was the matter with them, anyway? She was just so frustrated!
 
2     Laura went into her room. She would show them. But how would she do it? She thought for a long time. Finally, she knew what she would do. She began to get her supplies together.
 
3     First, she found a sheet of poster board. It was left over from her science project. She had worked hard on the project. She had been proud of it. She was disappointed when it didn't win a ribbon at the science fair.
 
4     Next, she found a black marker. It had a thin tip. It would be perfect for writing on the poster board. It was the last marker she had. She had been so angry when her brother used her markers without asking. He had left the tops off and they all dried out.
 
5     Finally, she found her poster paints and a brush. She was shocked that she could find all of them.
 
6     When she had all her supplies together, she started to work. She drew a big circle on the poster board. She divided it into ten sections. She painted each section a different color.
 
7     While she waited for the paint to dry, she made a pointer out of a Popsicle stick. She colored it black with the marker. She made a hole in the end of it. She put a brad through the hole.
 
8     When the paint was dry, Laura labeled each section with a different emotion. She wrote "furious" on the red section. Everything seemed red when she was furious.
 
9     She wrote "angry" on the orange section. That wasn't as bad as furious, but it was still pretty bad. Next came "happy." Its section was yellow. Being happy made Laura feel all warm and sunny.

Paragraphs 10 to 18:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper