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Ninth graders participate in improvisations, script analysis, writing, and creating written scenes. They identify language arts writing terms and identify them in a short story. Students use structural tools for dramatic scripts needed to build conflict and believable plots. The finished work will be 8 to 15 pages in length.
Students practice and demonstrate their assessment of dramatic text and illustrating their ability to create a character, relationship, dialogue, and action by writing original ten to fifteen minute long scripts. They script write by improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience.
Students explore oral history and documentary theater. In this genres of theater activity, students connect stories of personal history to the creation of documentary theater. Students learn what characteristics embody documentary theater and explore the use of theater as a medium to express controversial perspectives.
Students engage in a long term unit concerning world theatre history. They use guided questions in order to conduct research to cover the history of theatre in different time periods. During the class the teacher lectures and the students take notes to add to internet research.
Second graders identify, explore and participate in various theatrical styles to present or communicate ideas, messages or feelings associated with Ohio history or various other cultures. This may include short skits, puppetry, pantomime, improvisations, or storytelling.