Grade 8 Acting: Shakespeare and Classic Tales

Qtr. 4


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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


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.


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