Theater Workshop Period 7

Theatre Workshop I&II

Mrs. Marx

mmarx@nbtchools.org

The purpose of Theatre Workshop I is to increase students' understanding, appreciation, and critical perceptions of a theatrical event. Readings, group activities, written critics and performance will focus on the elements of theatrical practice. An artists and innovators of theatre throughout history; and on the theatre's development as an art form and a social phenomenon; participation in class, discussions, sharing of critiques, and activity sheets will allow students to explore their individual theatrical interests.

Course Requirements

Students will be expected to:

1.      Maintain a high level of participation and preparation, and bring necessary supplies to class daily.

2.      Attend class regularly and punctually.  Class participation will be counted as part of the weekly performance grade.

3.      Complete all assignments.

4.      Accomplish successfully all graded work such as unit tests, quizzes, reports and all class projects.

5.      Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

Proficiencies

Students will:

  • Recognize the act and importance of listening:

    • as receiving meaningful communication

    • as a source of information, a stimulus to imagination, creativity and the expression of these

    • as a form of entertainment and a source of enjoyment

    • as an analytical operation of thinking in the listening process.


  • Organize, prepare, and present a spoken presentation clearly and expressively.

  • Collaborate by sharing ideas, examples, and insights productively and respectfully in informal conversation/discussion.

  • Recognize that reading has many purposes and demonstrate an ability to choose an approach appropriate to the text and purpose by:

    • recognizing that reading functions in their lives as a pleasurable activity as well as a means of

    • developing knowledge and insight

    • learning to approach reading as a search for meaning

    • developing the necessary reading skills, including building an adequate and appropriate vocabulary, to comprehend material appearing in a variety of forms

    • learning to read accurately making valid inferences and learning to evaluate literature on the basis of personal response and literary quality.

  • Experience and respond to print and non-print media through active engagement with appropriate methods of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.


  • Compose a variety of written responses for different purposes and audiences by:

    • using appropriate prewriting strategies

    • using a variety of modes of discourse:   narrative, descriptive, and persuasive/argumentative.

    • selecting an appropriate mode for a given writing situation

    • selecting an approach appropriate for the written message to be communicated

    • identifying and addressing appropriately a variety of audiences

    • writing for a variety of purposes

    • using an appropriate form for a writing situation

    • revising one’s own and another’s written text for content and organization

    • producing a written product that effectively communicates the writer’s intent


  • Use a variety of technologies as a tool for learning.

  • Use their language arts skills for decision making, negotiating, and problem solving.

  • Develop a better understanding of themselves, of others, and of the world through the literature of the theatre.

Materials:

  • Pen/pencil

  • Folder

Grade Breakdown:

  • Performances: 50%

  • Tests and Weekly Grade: 25%

  • Writing (formal and informal) 25%

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