|Grade Level||6th, 7th and 8th|
|Week #||Week 6: Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, 2017|
|Unit of Instruction||Monologues; Character Building; Voice and Diction|
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will choose a monologue or monologues to work on in class.
Students will participate in character building exercises and games to increase their skill in characterization.
Students will participate in voice and diction building exercises to increase their skill.
1st year middle school drama students will choose one modern monologue. (30 sec to 2 minutes in length)
2nd year middle school drama students will choose one Shakespearean monologue. (30 sec. to 2 minutes in length)
3rd year middle school drama students will choose contrasting monologues. Contrasting monologues are those showing a different style or emotion. (Example: Happy/Sad, Modern/Classic, Comic/Tragic, Fantasy/Reality, etc.) Each monologue should be no longer than 2 minutes in length. (total length no longer than 4 minutes)
Students will read monologues for the class to time and receive beginning feedback.
Students in ALL classes will work on developing their monologue characters via exercises working on “from inside to out” vs “from outside to in” methods of acting. The first method focuses on imagination of who the character is “inside” VS the second method of preparing how the character moves, looks etc. or developing the character “outside.”
Character Worksheet (completed in class). Additional time given to those who need it.
Laban Worksheets (completed in class). Additional time given to those who need it.
Character Worksheets for Drama 1, 2 and 3 are included on this page for your information.