This Morning I Felt Lesson

This Morning I Felt Lesson

Objective: Students communicate character emotions in a story.

Happy, scared, and excited…GO! Using a set of three given emotions, students in this lesson create scenes that tell the story of an eventful day. Building off of their previous drama experience, students must use both their interpersonal skills of collaboration and negotiation as well as their drama skills of concentration and physical communication. For integration ideas, this lesson could be paired nicely with language arts units on story elements or character emotions. This lesson is a part of our recommended sequence in the Fifth Grade Curriculum.

Fifth Grade Drama Journal: This Morning I Felt

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. 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. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Fifth Grade Curriculum

Grade Level


  • Character
  • Concentration
  • Emotions
  • Sequencing


  • Emotions
  • Language Arts
  • Sequencing
  • Story Elements


  • Circle
  • Open