Quarter 1: Week 2: Theater 1 (Periods 2, 4, 6)

TeacherDarlene Stewart
Subject AreaTheater
Grade Level6th, 7th and 8th grade
Week #Week 2: August 20-25, 2018
Unit of InstructionAreas of the Stage/Pantomime/Beginning Scene Work
Standard(s) Taught
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will continue to establish a cohesive collaboration with their classmates in Drama.

Students will understand and demonstrate proper audience behavior.

Students will begin to create simple characterizations using basic acting skills.

Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday:

  1. Journal entry: Find the Poster showing Areas of the Stage. Recreate for your journal and select one physical item in the room that is located in that particular area of the stage.
  2. Added Areas of interest in the Drama Classroom
  3. Pantomime Game
  4. Rehearse and Perform small group simple pantomime using critiques to improve work.
  5. Large Group Game: Ensemble
  6. Exit Ticket: Written Critique of one of the pantomimes seen today.

Wednesday: 

  1. Journal Entry: Select one of the names given and write a character description about who that person might be. Include physical descriptions and personality types. Be creative!
  2. Review Positive Group Points and Rewards system
  3. Randomly choose first scene group
  4. Large Group Game: Ensemble
  5. Exit Ticket: Likes/Dislikes

Thursday/Friday:

  1. Journal Entry: Do you have any concerns about your first scene or group? If YES, Describe your concerns.  If NO, please tell me what interesting things you plan to do this coming weekend. 
  2. Small Group Activity: Choose Modern Scene for your group
  3. Small Group Activity: Begin Rehearsal of Scene
  4. Blocking: some things to think about with Worksheet
  5. Large Group Game: Ensemble
  6. Exit Ticket: Ensemble-How do we achieve it? What games have we leaned that help with Ensemble?
Assignments Due

Monday/Tuesday: Journal Entry; Small Group Pantomime Exit Ticket

Wednesday: Journal Entry; Exit Ticket

Thursday/Friday: Journal Entry; Blocking Worksheet;  Exit Ticket

Additional Resources

NOTE: Journal Entries and Exit Tickets go toward the overall Class Participation Grade. If those items are not completed in class it will negatively effect the student’s grade. Likewise participation in all Large and Small Group activities goes toward overall Class Participation Grade. These are Formative activities that count 40 % toward the Theater grade. If a student does not finish their Journal Entry or Exit Ticket in class, they may take it home to finish and turn in during the next theater class. If a student needs extra assistance with a Journal Entry or Exit Ticket, please talk to Mrs. Stewart for alternative assignments.

NOTE: Graded performances generally are Summative grades and will count 60% toward the overall Theater grade. Performances are important in the Drama classroom, but Alternative assignments are available if needed.