|Grade Level||6th, 7th, 8th|
|Week #||Week 4: Sept. 5-8. 2017|
|Unit of Instruction||Scene Work; Projection|
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes; Enduring Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information. TH.68.S.2.4: Memorize and present a character’s lines from a monologue or scene. AND Enduring Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists lean to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques. TH.68.S.3.1: Develop characterizations, using basic acting skills, appropriate for selected dramatizations.
Big Idea: Organizational Structure; Enduring Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic workand respect for the creative process; TH.68.O.1.1: Compare different processes an actor uses to prepare for a performance.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will perform their beginning scene work for a grade.
Students will critique and grade scene work.
Students will finish Projection exercises and finish a reflection on projection.
Students will choose a monologue or monologues to work on for the next unit.
Scene work will be performed on Sept. 7 and 9th for a grade.
Students will finish projection work with remaining class time.
Students will receive next assignment on monologues.
Beginning Scene work performed in class for a grade.
Reflection on Projection.
Scenes will be graded on the following: (1-5 point scale, 1=poor, 2=fair, 3=good, 4=excellent, and 5=superior)
Memorization, characterization, voice (projection/diction), Movement (blocking/gestures) and Overall quality of the scene. (possible 25 total points)
Performing a slate receives 2 extra credit points.