Grade 8 Acting: Shakespeare and Classic Tales

Qtr. 4

GOOGLE CLASS CODES:

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*Check regularly for weekly agenda, homework assignments, reminders, extension work, extra credit and more!

This class will explore...Shakespeare and Classic Tales.

Students will:

    • Take a journey through the history of theatre, Shakespeare and storytelling
    • Analyzing scripts: characters, plots and underlying lessons
    • Responding to theatrical performances and literature
    • Creating theatrical variations of a classic tale through scripting and workshop-based performances
    • Basic acting techniques
    • Theatre Vocabulary

Grading...

100% of each student's grade will be based on the following areas:

  • Performance & Participation tied to specific skills and content
  • Written Work, Reflections, Self-Group Evaluations
  • Presentations (individual/group)
  • Projects (individual/group)
  • Quizzes/Tests
  • Other demonstrations of learning

*All assignments will be posted in googleclass-please check daily! May come in the form of journals/reflections, hand-outs, extension activities, listening/viewing clips, at home practice, group collaboration and more! I will also post fun extension videos and links from time to time!

Materials Needed (daily):

  • 1/2" binder
  • 10-15 sheets of lined or white computer paper
  • Pencil w/eraser

*Note: All students will want to dress in clothes and shoes that they can move in as we will be doing many physical acting and movement exercises in this class.

TENTATIVE WEEKLY AGENDA

Qtr. 4 Grade 8 Weekly Agenda-Shakespeare and Classic Tales 2017-2018