Lesson Plans and Assignments

September 4 - 7 2018

Intermediate, Proficient and Advanced Theater

Obj./Essential Question-  
I.C.2.1 - Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to demonstrate given situations.
P.C.2.1 - Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to create extended scenes.
A.C.2.1 - Use improvisation and acting skills to perform for a formal audience using prompts provided by the audience.

Bell Ringer- Casting; “Don’t Judge Me” monologues (read/perform/evaluate a few each day)
Sequence of Instruction-
Class Work – Blocking/character development for “Railing It Uptown” pg. 7 – 9; Blocking/character development for “Lockdown” pg. 7 - 10
Journal – reflections and ideas for the day

Summary Activity-
Group Work – Research Mental Illness. Create a questionnaire/survey designed to collect information on the public view/understanding/opinion about mental illness and the people who suffer from it. This will become a project/study we will work on this semester in class.

 Weekly Voc. Words-

themes (social)

Beginning Theater
Obj./Essential Question-   B.C.2.1 - Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization in a variety of theatre exercises.


Bell Ringer-
Warm up – Team Building/ Concentration - Theater Games  
Sequence of Instruction-
-       Class Work – Trust Exercises (Sitting Circle, Free Falling)
-       Improvisation
Summary Activity-
-       Journal  – Class discussion (what was challenging? What went well? What was unexpected? How did you handle it?)
Weekly Voc. Words-
concentration and trust
Proficient and Advanced Dance
Obj./Essential Question-  
I.CP.1.1 - Create dances that vary the use of dance elements and use simple choreographic principles and structures to fulfill choreographic intent.
P.CP.1.1 - Create dances using selected dance elements, choreographic principles, structures, processes, and production elements to fulfill choreographic intent and meet aesthetic criteria.
A.CP.1.1 - Create dances using appropriate movement choices; choreographic principles, structures, and processes; and production elements to fulfill choreographic intent and meet aesthetic criteria.

Bell Ringer- warm up

Sequence of Instruction-

Class Work –guided practice – contemporary dance technique
Class Work – guided practice – skill development (double pirouette, calypso leaps
Group Work – dance forms (choreographic manipulations – ABA) - Journal
Group Work – (Proficient, Advanced) Jazz/Hip Hop choreography Project (include a double pirouette, calypso leap) - Journal
Class Work – Perform and evaluate

Summary Activity

Class Work – Perform and evaluate

 Weekly Voc. Words-                                    
Contemporary dance technique/vocabulary

Intermediate, Proficient and Advanced Theater
Obj./Essential Question-
I.A.1.1 - Analyze the plot structure and the thematic, technical, and dramaturgical elements within plays.
P.A.1.1 - Analyze full-length plays in terms of plot structure, pacing, given circumstances, and character development.
A.A.1.1 - Differentiate the plot structure, pacing, given circumstances, and character development within plays from a variety of theatre genres.


Bell Ringer- Class Rules and introduction materials.

Sequence of Instruction- Class Work – Read/discuss “Railing it Uptown" by Shirley Lauro (Write about what social themes are at play in this play). Read “Lockdown” by Douglas Craven (write about your personal reaction to this play).

Class Work – Discuss/analyze social themes. Discuss/compare/contrast personal reactions.

Summary Activity-  Group Work – Research Mental Illness. Create a questionnaire/survey designed to collect information on the public view/understanding/opinion about mental illness and the people who suffer from it. This will become a project/study we will work on this semester in class.

Weekly Voc. Words- themes (social)


Proficient and Advanced Dance

Obj./Essential Question-
I.CP.1.1 - Create dances that vary the use of dance elements and use simple choreographic principles and structures to fulfill choreographic intent.
P.CP.1.1 - Create dances using selected dance elements, choreographic principles, structures, processes, and production elements to fulfill choreographic intent and meet aesthetic criteria.
A.CP.1.1 - Create dances using appropriate movement choices; choreographic principles, structures, and processes; and production elements to fulfill choreographic intent and meet aesthetic criteria.


Bell Ringer- Class Rules/introduction materials; warm up

Sequence of Instruction- Class Work –guided practice – Jazz dance technique
Class Work – guided practice – skill development (double pirouette, calypso leaps
Group Work – (Proficient, Advanced) Jazz/Hip Hop choreography Project (include a double pirouette, calypso leap)

Class Work – Perform and evaluate

Summary Activity- Class Work – Perform and evaluate

Weekly Voc. Words-  Jazz dance technique/vocabulary


Beginning Theater
Obj./Essential Question-
B.C.2.1 - Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization in a variety of theatre exercises.

Bell Ringer- Warm up – Team Building/ Concentration - Theater Games (Action Syllables, Alphabet Letters, 10 Fingers)

Sequence of Instruction-  Class Work – Trust Exercises (Body Hide, Sculptures)

Class Work – Class discussion (what was challenging? What went well? What was unexpected? How did you handle it?)

Summary Activity-  Class Work – Class discussion (what was challenging? What went well? What was unexpected? How did you handle it?)

Weekly Voc. Words- concentration and trust

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