Quarter 1–Week 4: All Drama Classes

TeacherDarlene Stewart
Subject AreaDrama
Grade Level6th, 7th, 8th
Week #Week 4: Sept. 5-8. 2017
Unit of InstructionScene Work; Projection
Standard(s) Taught

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 StructureEnduring 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.

Classroom Activities

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.

Assignments Due

Beginning Scene work performed in class for a grade. 

Reflection on Projection.

Additional Resources

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.