Creating Mood

Creating Mood Lesson

Creating mood effectively is one of the most important lessons young actors can learn. In this lesson, students can practice using their imagination and concentration skills to create mood for a variety of different scenarios. This lesson gives students a chance to hone their ability to imagine their given circumstances, while using their voice, body, and mind to communicate what they are imagining.

Sixth Grade Drama Journal: Creating Mood

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment.  A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses.

Grade Level

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Adding Details
  • Body
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Creativity
  • Emotions
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Following Directions
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Listening
  • Memory
  • Mind
  • Mood
  • Movement
  • Observation
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Self Space
  • Sense Memory
  • Senses
  • Setting
  • Sound
  • Space
  • Teamwork
  • The Five Senses
  • Vocal & Nonvocal Sounds
  • Voice


  • Adding Details
  • Collaboration
  • Details
  • Environment
  • Imaging
  • Language Arts
  • Listening
  • Music
  • Observation
  • Sounds
  • Visualizing


  • Open