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COURSE_______Theatre Arts 1______

 

_____1_____Six Weeks

 

Week #____1________

 
  1. Monday:
 

Knowledge and Skills: 117.64c,b

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective: I can learn more about myself and about others through interaction.  I can develop and practice safe physical and vocal warmups.

  Content (what): Students learn the procedures and routines for the class and learn more about the other people of the class.
  Process (how):   will identify, will practice, will demonstrate

Activiites:  Fill out self-concept sheets, share info with other students.

        Play game:  Going to London to meet the queen,   Tell us about the time when . . .

  Academic Vocabulary:  self awareness, physical and vocal warm-ups
  Informed Assessment:  Students will participate in physical and vocal warm-ups

Students will interact with other students in order to get to know them better.  Students will vocalize their understanding of stated procedures and routines.

Teacher will observe the students participation in the activities.

  Target Questions:  What are the procedures for this class?  Demonstrate our physical and vocal warm ups.
 
  1. Tuesday:

Knowledge and Skills: same as Monday

  Student Friendly Learning Objective:  same as Monday
  Content (what):  same as Monday
  Process (how):   Practice physical and vocal warm-ups

Activities:  Find somebody with/who has the same . . .   ;    Tell 3 truths and 1 lie

  Academic Vocabulary:  same as Monday  
  Informed Assessment:  same as Monday
  Target Questions:  same as Monday


 
  1. Wednesday:

Knowledge and Skills:  same as Monday

  Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can follow procedures in all activiites, both alone and with others.  I can follow instructions
  Content (what):  I can follow instructions and execute activities as outlined without causing undue disruptions
  Process (how):   Activites:  The mirror game;  
  Academic Vocabulary:   same as Monday
  Informed Assessment:  same as Monday
  Target Questions:  Can I perform this activity as instructed?  Can I self-control my urges to be disruptive?
  Assignment:  Come ready on Friday to bring a story to tell to the group or 3 clean jokes to tell

 

  1. Thursday:

Knowledge and Skills:  same as Monday

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can get up in front of the group and speak and move.

 

Content (what):  Students will get up individually in front of the class and do various jobs.

 

Process (how):  Activities:  Students will write their names in the air.  Students will play “The Mirror Game”    Students will break up into groups and share information about themselves to their small group.

 

Academic Vocabulary:  same as Monday

 

Informed Assessment:   Teacher observation of students participating and performing selected activities.  Teacher observation of students supporting other students in their work.

 

Target Questions:  What did you find out about your classmate?  How well are you doing at concentrating and following along with your partner?

 
  1. Friday:

Knowledge and Skills: same as Monday

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective: I can keep up in front of my peers and speak and perform.

 

Content (what):  Students will demonstrate speaking and performing skills and willingness to get up in front of peers.

 

Process (how):   Review terms covered over the week.

Activities;  Students perform jokes or tell stories.  Students play the MIRROR GAME;  Students take part in thinking game:  The SCISSOR GAME.  PLay the WINK ‘EM game.

 

Academic Vocabulary:    Students are orally quizzed other terms.

 

Informed Assessment:  Participation, willingness to participate;  ability to follow directions; self-control demonstrated;   not causing distractions or disruptions

 

Target Questions:  What do you need to do next?  Rate your performance.  Rate your cooperation.

 

_____1_____Six Weeks

 

Week #______2______

 
  1. Monday:
 

Knowledge and Skills:  117.64  C b, c,;  4, b a

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can identify what art is and why people create it.  I can identify the characteristics that make up an art.

 

Content (what): What is art?

                       Why create it?  What is the WORK of all art?

        What is entelechy?  The yearning to be more

        What does all art accomplish?  Entertains and enlightens.

        What arts make up the humanities?  Literature, art, philosophy, music, dance and theatre.    What are some of the conventions, jargon (vocabulary), superstitions of theatre?

        What is story telling?  What is a linear narrative?  

        What is conflict and why is it important?

 

Process (how):Will  identify, will demonstrate, will practice

Activities:  Add a sentence to the story.  Group creates a story, one sentence at a time.

Review terms orally.

Perform physical and vocal warm-ups everyday;  vary leaders

 

Academic Vocabulary:  entelechy, humanities, conventions, jargon,

 

Informed Assessment:   Identify and explain these terms both orally or written

 

Target Questions:  Low:   Middle:   High:



 
  1. Tuesday:

Knowledge and Skills:    same as Monday  (Presented by Substitute)

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:    I can learn some of the terminology used in creating the art of theater

 

Content (what):  Students are presented with 20 acting terms that they need to know.

 

Process (how):   Students receive handout of terms  Students will copy the first 20 terms and turn these in.

 

Academic Vocabulary:  Actng terms “ad-lib” through “choreographer”

 

Informed Assessment:  Written test on Friday

 

Target Questions:  low:    middle:        High:



 

8.Wednesday:

Knowledge and Skills:  117.64 C 1  c,d

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can identify what pantomime is.

I can accomplish expressions of emotions through use of pantomime.

 

Content (what):  Pantomime is acting without words.  Benefits of pantomime.  Elements of an object in performing pantomime.

 

Process (how):  will identify;  will practice; will demonstrate

Activities:  Body conscious movement;  Character parade;  pantomime pushing objects;  writing name in space;  move in your bubble;  Who’s the Leader game

 

Academic Vocabulary:   pantomime, acting terms reviewed, gestures, animated facial expressions, meaningful movement

 

Informed Assessment:  notes written on board;  notes discussed

 

Target Questions: low:   middle:    high



 
  1. Thursday:

Knowledge and Skills:  same as Wednesday

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can perform pantomimes;  I can communicate non-verbally.

 

Content (what):  I can express myself non-verbally.  I can follow directions.  I can perform meaningful movement, significant gestures and give animated facial expressions.

 

Process (how):  performing and demonstration

Activities:  1. Recreate pantomime of watching a movie;   2) Game:  Follow the Leader; 3)  Giving Face Game;  4) What are you doing? game;   

 

Academic Vocabulary:  Review pantomime and acting vocabulary words.

 

Informed Assessment:   Follow directions and fully participate in activities

 

Target Questions:   How do I communicate this non-verbally?  How do I imitate this?  Hoiw do I replicate it?   How accurate am I?



 
  1. Friday:

Knowledge and Skills:  same as Wednesday

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:   I can recall the information I have been given.

 

Content (what):  A 20 question written test over notes and lectures

 

Process (how):  Answer questions; turn in paper

 

Academic Vocabulary:    20 acting terms and all terminology given in lectures

 

Informed Assessment:   Students demonstrate understanding of terms by answering questions, matching, and filling in the blanks on written test.

 

Target Questions:Low:   middle:    high:


 

 

___1_______Six Weeks

 

Week #_____3_______

 
  1. Monday:   Labor Day Holiday
 

Knowledge and Skills:

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:

 

Content (what):

 

Process (how):

 

Academic Vocabulary:  

 

Informed Assessment:

 

Target Questions:



 
  1. Tuesday:

Knowledge and Skills:  117.64   1 b, c

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can do warm-ups.  I can do pantomimes.

 

Content (what):  Students will be assigned and outline how they will re-enact a fairly tale in pantomime.

 

Process (how):  Students will work as a group to outline story.  Students will be conscious of the significance of their non-verbal communications in order to tell their story.

 

Academic Vocabulary:  Pantomime,  reasons to practice pantomime,  

 

Informed Assessment:   The students written document outlining their planned pantomime.

 

Target Questions:  Low:        Middle:       High:



 
  1. Wednesday:

Knowledge and Skills:    117.64   1 b, c

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can do warm-ups correctly.  I can practice and improve on my pantomime.

 

Content (what):   Students will block and practice their pantomime fairy tale.

 

Process (how):  Each group will get up on the stage area and work out the performance of their outlined pantomime.  Teacher will assist.

 

Academic Vocabulary:  Pantomime, blocking, audience, facing out

 

Informed Assessment:  The ease at through which the students move through the various actions, pictures created to tell their story will be evaluated and adjusted.  

 

Target Questions:  Low:     Middle:      High:



 
  1. Thursday:

Knowledge and Skills:     117.64   1 b, c

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:    I can do warm-ups correctly.  I can perform pantomimes.

 

Content (what):  Each group of students will perform their pantomime for a selected audience.

 

Process (how):   Performance

 

Academic Vocabulary:  audience, pantomime,  blocking

 

Informed Assessment:  Teacher evaluation of the exactness of movements, the clarity of action, the specificity of movement

 

Target Questions:   Low:    Middle:   HIgh:



 
  1. Friday:

Knowledge and Skills:    117.64   1 b, c

 

Student Friendly Learning Objective:  I can do warm ups.  I can learn a new game, follow the rules, practice theatre etiquette, and use my imagination in pantomime.

 

Content (what):  Students will practice their pantomime skills.  Learn the rules of the game.

 

Process (how):   Students will play a game of Charades (zeroing in on movies, TV shows, books and plays.  Students will write out titles, alternate acting out titles, follow the rules and learn the game’s shortcut hand signals

 

Academic Vocabulary:  pantomime, turning out,  

 

Informed Assessment:  Students full participation in creating titles and in guessing the titles and in performing the titles in pantomime

 

Target Questions:  low:        middle:            high:



2nd Six Weeks - Week 3 - October 19-23,2015

16.Monday –

Working with and Trusting Others - Personal Responsibility when working with others

Activities:  Blindfold game;  3 person chair race;  Pass the Orange Game

17, Tuesday:  Meeting Deadlines - Being Responsible when meeting line memorization dead lines

Activities:  Timed Activities:  Ginga, Charades, Boogle

  1. Wednesday:   Meeting Responsibilities - Time Management -Working with Others and Alone

Pass out duet scenes;  discuss their layout and how to do them.

Activities:   Create a Time Log to record time worked on memorization/rehearsal;   Untangle Game;

  1. Thursday:   Rehease acting scenes with teacher and with partners
  1. Friday:   Perform acting scenes in class

 

2nd Six Weeks Week 4 - Oct. 26 -30

     21.Monday - Perform Duet Acting Scene #1

     22.Tuesday - Rehearse Duet Acting Scene #2

    23.Wednesday - Rehearse Duet Acting Scene #2

  1. Thursday -  Perform Duet Acting Scene #3
  1.  Friday -  Monster Makeup Day

 

2nd Six Weeks Week 5 - Nov. 2-6

  1. Monday - Discuss Theatre Production / write 2 person play.
  1. Tuesday - Select script.  Audition. Assign positions;  Work on sample play
  1. Wednesday - Discuss different technical needs for sample play; make 

assignments for different technical needs; rehearse play

  1. Thursday -  Bring technical needs together; rehearse play
  1. Friday -  Practice play with technical areas covered.

 

 

3rd Six Weeks Week 1- Nov. 8-13

  1. Monday - Practice classroom play and incorporate technical areas
  1. Tuesday - Practice incorporating technical areas.  Perform play.
  1. Wednesday - Students work on technical areas in support of FAME
  1. Thursday -  Students work on various technical areas in support of FAME
  1. Friday -  Students work on various technical areas in support of FAME

 

 

3rd Six Weeks Week 2 - Nov. 18-20

  1. Monday - Students work on technical areas for FAME;  do improvs
  1. Tuesday - Students work on technical areas for FAME;  do improvs
  1. Wednesday - Students work on technical areas in support of FAME
  1. Thursday -  Students work on various technical areas in support of FAME
  1. Friday -  Students work on various technical areas in support of FAME
 

3rd Six Weeks Week 3 - Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

  1. Monday - Students work on emotional and technical acting; vocal colorization;  attitude
  1. Tuesday - Students are given neutral monologues and asked to added attitude.
  1. Wednesday - Students memorize lines and add attitude to their delivery.
  1. Thursday -  Students rehearse delivering various lines with various attitudes.
  1. Friday -  Students write neutral monologue; then deliever it from two different attitudes.

 

 

3rd Six Weeks Week 4 - Dec. 7 -11

  1. Monday - Students rehearse Christmas program in class.  Play “Awards game”.
  1. Tuesday - Students rehearse Christmas program in class.  Perform improvs.
  1. Wednesday - Students rehearse Christmas program in class.  Perform improvs.
  1. Thursday -  Students work on Vocabulary Words with Sub in library.  UIL Jr HIgh OAP in auditorium all day.
  1. Friday -  Students perform Christmas program for an audience.

 

 

3rd Six Weeks Week 5 - Dec. 14- 18

  1. Monday - Students review for Semester Final
  1. Tuesday - Students review for Semester Final.
  1. Wednesday - Students take Semester Finals 4th and 5th periods.
  1. Thursday -  Students take Semester Finals 2, 6, and 7th periods.
  1. Friday -  Students take Semester Finals for 3 and 8th periods.  Early Release.

 

3rd Six Weeks Week 6 – January 4 – 8

Flex Week

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 1  – January 11 -15

  1. Monday –  Review theater warm ups and pantomime games.
  1. Tuesday- Select acting project.  Read through.
  1. Wednesday- Work on acting project.
  1. Thursday- Blocking acting project.
  1. Friday- Blocking acting project.  Rehearsing.

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 2 – January 18-22

  1. Monday –  MLK Holiday
  1. Tuesday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Wednesday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Thursday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Friday- Run blocking.  Line memorization assignments due. To be tested.

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 3 – January 25-30

  1. Monday –  Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Tuesday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Wednesday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Thursday- (Substitute) Practice reciting lines.
  1. Friday- (Substitute)  Students play theater games.

 

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 4 – Feb. 1 -5

  1. Monday –  Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Tuesday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Wednesday- Rehearse and block acting scenes / plays.
  1. Thursday- Lines Test. Rehearse.
  1. Friday- Rehearse / theater games

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 5 – Feb. 8 -12

  1. Monday –  Rehearse and polish scenes/plays.
  1. Tuesday- Rehearse and polish scenes/plays.
  1. Wednesday-  Dress Rehearsals
  1. Thursday- Dress Rehearsals.
  1. Friday-  Performance for a grade

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 6 – Feb. 15 -19

Periods 2,4, 6, 7

  1. Monday –  Introduction to Musicals.  Watch West Side Story.
  1. Tuesday-  Watch West Side Story.
  1. Wednesday – Watch West Side Story.
  1. Thursday – Test over West Side Story.
  1. Friday – Students lip sync their favorite school-appropriate songs.

 

Period 5 Only--------------------------------

Monday –  Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Tuesday-  Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Wednesday –Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Thursday – Perform Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Friday – SRehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

 

4th Six Weeks – Week 7 – Feb. 22 -26

Periods 2,4, 6, 7

  1. Monday –  Introduction to Musicals.  Introd. to GREASED LIGHTNING.
  1. Tuesday-  Students choreograph and rehearse GREASED LIGHTNING
  1. Wednesday – Rehearse GREASED LIGHTNING
  1. Thursday – Perform GREASED LIGHTNING
  1. Friday – Students lip sync their favorite school-appropriate songs.

 

Period 5 Only--------------------------------

Monday –  Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Tuesday-  Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Wednesday –Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Thursday – Perform Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Friday – Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

 

5th Six Weeks – Week 1 – Feb. 29 – Mar. 4

Periods 2,3,4, 6, 7

  1. Monday –  In library with sub.  Doing reports.
  2. Tuesday-  In library with sub.  Doing reports.
  3. Wednesday –  Theater games.
  4. Thursday – Theater games.
  5. Friday – Theater games.

 

Period 5 Only--------------------------------

Monday –  In library with sub.  Doing reports.

Tuesday-  In library with sub.  Doing reports.

Wednesday –Rehearse Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater.

Thursday – Perform Wizard of Oz as Readers Theater at Elementary School.

 

5th Six Weeks – Week 2 – March 7 – 11

Periods 2,3,4, 5, 6, 7

  1. Monday –  Intro To Radio;  Divide up into 3 groups to write a radio broadcast
  1. Tuesday-  Practice on radio broadcast
  1. Wednesday –  Perform radio broadcast
  1. Thursday – Perform radio broadcast
  1. Friday – Theater games.

 

 

5th Six Weeks – Week 3 – March 21 – 24

  1. Monday – Read The Attempted Murder of Peggy Sweetwater
  1. Tuesday-  Finish reading The Attempted Murder of Peggy Sweetwater and write 1 page summary.
  1. Wednesday –  Draw a picture of 3 of the characters from the play.
  1. Thursday – Draw a picture of how the set should appear from viewing it from out of the audience.
  1. Friday – Holiday

 

5th Six Weeks – Week 4 – March 28 – April 1

  1. Monday – Host UIL OAP Bi-District contest.
  1. Tuesday-  Clean up from hosting contests.
  1. Wednesday –  Prepare for public performance.
  1. Thursday – Prepare of public performance of UIL OAP.
  1. Friday – Put away costumes, clean up, etc from play.

 

5th Six Weeks – Week 5 – April 4 – April 8

  1. Monday – Improvisation and Theater Games; Assign acting scenes from Peggy Sweetwater
  2. Tuesday-  Assign acting scenes/rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater.
  3. Wednesday –  Rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater
  4. Thursday – Rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater
  5. Friday – Rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater.

5th Six Weeks – Week 6 – April 11 – April 15

  1. Monday – Rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater.
  2. Tuesday-  Rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater.
  3. Wednesday –  Rehearse scenes from Peggy Sweetwater.
  4. Thursday –  Perform scenes from Peggy Sweetwater / Copy vocabulary words Action to bypass.
  5. Friday – Snow Day

4th Period – Working on storyboarding movie and planning filming of the movie.

6th Six Weeks – Week 1 April 18 – April 22

  1. Monday –  (Sub) Teacher to TX A&M field trip.  Copy vocabulary words, Callback to Cycle     4th Period – Working on storyboarding movie and planning filming of the movie all week.. 
  2. Tuesday-  History of Cinema.  Notes and time line.   4th Period – Working on storyboarding movie and planning filming of the movie all week.. 
  3. Wednesday –  Silent movies.  Watch The History of Film.  4th Period – Working on storyboarding movie and planning filming of the movie all week.. 
  4. Thursday – Silent movies.  Watch THE GENERAL  .  4th Period – Working on storyboarding movie and planning filming of the movie all week.. 
  5. Friday –    Silent movies.  Watch THE GENERAL .    4th Period – Working on storyboarding movie and planning filming of the movie all week.. 

6th Six Weeks – Week2  April 25 – 29

  1. Monday – Silent movies.  Finish watching THE GENERAL.  Review for test.  Watch Mr. Bean.
  2. Tuesday-  (Sub)   Test over The General and over the pioneers of cinema.   Students are then to write a 1 page paper over either their favorite movie/TV star or their favorite movie or TV show. They are to turn this in before the class is over.   Teacher will be at Capturing KIds Hearts.
  3. Wednesday –  (Sub)  Students are then to write a 2 page report on the Three Stooges. They are to include dates for when the Stooges started, when and where they made their movies and how did the makeup of the Stooges change over time.  Students are to turn this in before the end of class.  Teacher will be at Capturing KIds Hearts.  
  4. Thursday – (Sub) T  Students are to write a 2 page report over the life and career of Laurel and Hardy.    Students are to turn this in before the end of class.   Teacher will be at Capturing KIds Hearts.
  5. Friday –  Students discuss the careers of The Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy  and watch excerpts from the work of both.

 

6th Six Weeks – Week 3 May 2 – May 6

  1. Monday – Free day.  *4th period will be working on their movie all week.
  2. Tuesday-  STARR Testing.  Play theater games.
  3. Wednesday –  STARR Testing.  Play theater games.
  4. Thursday – STARR Testing.  Classes meets in the gym.  Play theater games.
  5. Friday – Theater games.

 

a6th Six Weeks – Week 4 May 9 – May 13

  1. Monday – Memorization and Observation activities.  Fifth period continues working on their film making project all week until completed.
  2. Tuesday-  Group cooperation activities.
  3. Wednesday – Everyone must write a one page monoglogue entitled “The Day I Kicked My Dog.”   Try to make it funny.  Hand these in before the end of class.                               Homework assignment:  Bring some music that you are willing to sing or lip sync.  You may work in groups.  You may participate in more than one presentation.  You may add choreography and costumes if you so desire.  If you do not want to sing, then you must be ready to read your composition aloud, “The Day I Kicked My Dog”.
  4. Thursday – Students get a chance to work out their singing
  5. Friday – Pantomime / Kareoke day. Students must bring some music to sing or lip-sync to.  Also, any choreography they can come up with.

 

6th Six Weeks – Week 5  May 16 – May 20

  1. Monday –  veryone must write a one page monoglogue entitled “The Day I Kicked My Dog.”   Try to make it funny.  Hand these in before the end of class.                                                                         Fifth period continues working on their film making project all week until completed.
  2. Tuesday-  Students read their monologues aloud to class. Play theater games.
  3. Wednesday –  Students break up into groups of three and write a three person scene involving assigned situations, locations, or characters.
  4. Thursday – Students finish writing their scenes.  They rehearse acting them out.  Assignment:  To memorize their parts.Students perform their acting scenes.
  5. Friday – Students bring music to lip-sync or karaoke to.

 

6th Six Weeks – Week 6  May 23 – May 27

  1. Monday –  Sub- Students play charades.
  2. Tuesday-  Students are given their monologues to memorize for their final. These are reviewed and grading is reviewed.  Students review acting and theater terms.
  3. Wednesday –  Students write a humorous monologue:  “The day I wrecked Momma’s car”.  Read in front of the class.
  4. Thursday –  Students must write and pantomime out an original story.
  5. Friday – Pantomimes continue.  Theater games.

 

6th Six Weeks – Week 7   May 30 – June 3

  1. Monday – Memorial Day Holiday
  2. Tuesday-  Students write “Well wishes” to classmates.
  3. Wednesday – Finals:  1, 4, 5
  4. Thursday – Finals: 2, 6, 7
  5. Friday – Finals: 3 , 8























 

 

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