|Grade Level||6th, 7th and 8th grade|
|Week #||Week 1: January 8-12, 2018|
|Unit of Instruction||Ten Rules of Improvisation|
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will focus on the first three rules of Improvisation:
Monday/Tuesday: Journal entry on rules of improvisation; review 10 rules of improvisation; create a scene focusing on the first 3 rules ( Say Yes and ….; Follow and with more info; and Don’t deny/say no or block the scene), verbal critique on scenes; End game: Signals
Wednesday: Random selection of Theater History groups; End game: Signals
Thursday/Friday: Create an Improvisation scene using the Ivy Hawn Way, Show scene, Written critiques of scenes; Create an improvisation scene called “A Day in the life of_________”, Show scene, verbal critiques.
Monday/Tuesday: 1/2 page written journal entry selecting one of the rules of improvisation and explaining it in student’s own words. Examples of how to use the rule should be given in the entry.
Thursday/Friday: Written Critique of improvisation scenes shown in class. Section 1: what did you like about the scenes and why? Section 2: what needed improvement about the scenes and Why? Section 3: Sum up what your thoughts are in regards to these improvisations.
Many Improvisation web sites list different rules, but these are the ten rules of improvisation that we are going to focus on in Drama Class:
10 rules of Improvisation—