Semester 1

Week 1 (Aug 25 – Aug 29)
Monday

  • Warmup  – pick up a stick from Mrs. C & don’t get too cozy in your seat 😉
  • Bookmark Mrs. C’s Google Site & her blog
  • Join Mrs. C’s Edmodo class
  • Be familiar with syllabus, especially understanding grading policy
  • Homework – Go over syllabus, including Acknowledgement Form with parent/guardian by Tuesday

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Look up the word “Warmup” online – find a theatre related definition and picture and leave these tabs open
  • learn warmup expectations – discuss the written warm-up, then play Loopy Liz to practice physical/vocal warm-ups
  • set up Kid Blogs and blog your first written warmup – example from a previous format
  • Assessment – Check completed Acknowledgement forms (completion)

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Create a blog entry for the phrase “audience etiquette.” Make sure to find a theatre-related definition and picture to use!
  • learn classroom procedures
  • learn sub expectations
  • create skits for Classroom Best Practices
  • understand and practice audience etiquette when we present skits
  • understand and practice constructive feedback
  • Assessment – Skit (0-4+), Audience Etiquette (0-4+), Constructive Feedback (0-4+)
  • When you finish rehearsing, please complete the student survey

Thursday

  • Warmup – Create a blog entry for the phrase “constructive feedback.” Make sure to find a theatre-related definition and picture to use!
  • create skits for Classroom Best Practices
  • understand and practice audience etiquette when we present skits
  • understand and practice constructive feedback
  • Assessment – Skit (0-4+), Audience Etiquette (0-4+), Constructive Feedback (0-4+)
  • When you finish rehearsing, please complete the student survey

Friday

  • Warmup – play Loopy Liz
  • What is Classcraft? (play to 1:08)
  • Go over Basic Game Rules
  • Show game onscreen, go over gameplay options; explain HP, AP, XP; explain character classes
  • View the Hero Pact (optional)
  • Homework – Need more information? The Student Tutorial covers gameplay in detail
  • Teacher Homework – Create teams

Week 2 (Sep 2 – Sep 6)
Monday – No School!
Tuesday

  • Warmup – Create a document titled “Free-Write Theatre II 1st Six Weeks.” Type the date and then respond to this statement: “The word rehearse begins with the prefix re-, used when you are doing again. Talk about the benefits of repetition.” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • rehearse re-worked scenes and perform and discuss at the end

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Pass the sound and movement
  • play Scenes Without Content from Miller, round 2
  • rehease, perform and discuss at the end

Thursday

  • Warmup – Pass the sound and movement
  • play Scenes Without Content from Miller, round 2
  • rehease, perform and discuss at the end

Friday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • play Scenes Without Content from Miller, round 2
  • re-rehease, perform and discuss at the end
  • Assessment – Contentless Scenes (0-3)

Week 3 (Sep 9 – 13)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Talk about what you’ve learned about your partner so far.” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • play Scenes Without Content from Miller, round 2
  • re-rehease, perform and discuss at the end
  • Assessment – Contentless Scenes (0-3)

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Play Name the Gift
  • play Scenes Without Content from Miller, round 2
  • re-rehease, perform and discuss at the end
  • Assessment – Contentless Scenes (0-3)

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Give a Gift pantomime
  • play What do I know from Theatre I

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “character movement,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Read Boys Next Door

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “risk,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Read Boys Next Door

Week 4 (Sep 16 – 20)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Talk about risk, acting and The Boys Next Door.” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • read Boys Next Door

Tuesday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • read Boys Next Door

Wednesday

  • Warmup – play Klondike
  • What do you think you need to know to play one of these character’s?
  • Research the mental health issues of one of the characters of Boys Next Door
  • Assessment – Boys Next Store Character Research (0-3)

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “master gesture,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • pick a short (4-5 lines each) scene from the play
  • get with a partner and start rehearsing the scene, focusing on physical/vocal character  -use stage business to help!

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “stage business,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • rehearse short scene

Week 5 (Sep 23 – 27) END OF 1ST SIX WEEKS
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “practical prop,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document.
  • rehearse short scene

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Talk about how your physical and vocal character work affect each other.” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • rehearse short scene

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Pass the sound and movement
  • perform short scenes and discuss
  • Assessment – short scenes (0-3)

Thursday

  • Warmup – play I Went Down to the River call and response
  • perform short scenes and discuss
  • Assessment – short scenes (0-3)

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “stakes,” then type the word and the definition into your document.
  • play Time Bomb game – all rounds

Week 6 (Sep 30 – Oct 4)
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • seeing The Lion King – sub lesson plan – Mad Libs scenes

Friday

Week 7 (Oct 7 -11)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 8 (Oct 14 – 18)
Monday

  • No school!

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 9 (Oct 21 – 25)
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 10 (Oct 28 – Nov 1) END OF 2ND SIX WEEKS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 11 (Nov 4 – 8)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “memory play,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Investigate Tennesse Williams; take the quiz
  • Read a synopsis of A Glass Menagerie
  • Each student reads through a Tennessee Williams Timeline and picks 3 items they think lead to Williams writing A Glass Menagerie

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Find out why it’s spelled “playWRIGHT” and not “playWRITE” – be prepared to share your hypothesis!
  • Break into 2-3 person research teams; come up with the 5 most important things to know about Tennessee Williams in the following categories: Early Life, Career, Cultural Connections, How He Changed Theatre, Later

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Talk about what in your life you would write a play about and why.” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop.
  • Teams present their Tennessee Williams research
  • Assessment – presentation (0-3)

Thursday

Friday

Week 12 (Nov 11 – 15)
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Warmup – play What are You Doing?
  • read The Glass Menagerie
  • Discuss how to choose effective material
  • Homework – choose a short (about 2 page) scene from the play and begin memorizing

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “power,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Play as many rounds of The Power Game as possible; discuss after chunks of partners have played

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Make up names for different kinds of power and define them. Example: Stare power – when a look alone wins a conflict” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop.
  • Continue playing Power Game if necessary

Week 13 (Nov 18 – 22)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “listening,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Read through Glass Menagerie scenes in partners (as described in Miller’s scene study book, pg 106) and work on GOTE and scene study questions from Miller

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “intention,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Read scenes to the class and get feedback

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “justification,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Read scenes to the class and get feedback

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Talk about combining listening, relaxation and acting.” Keep writing until Mrs. C says to stop. Make sure to save!
  • Block your scene and rehearse, considering feedback from reading

Friday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • Block your scene and rehearse, considering feedback from reading

Week 14 (Dec 2 – 6)
Monday

  • Warmup – Lion/Mouse and Shakedowns
  • Present blocking and discuss

Tueday

  • Warmup – Trinidad
  • Present blocking and discuss

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Heee-ouch
  • Add final necessary technical elements and rehearse, considering feedback from blocking presentation

Thursday

  • Warmup – play Kitty in the Corner
  • Add final necessary technical elements and rehearse, considering feedback from blocking presentation

Friday

  • Warmup – play dance to the music
  • rehearse considering all feedback

Week 15 (Dec 9 – 13) REVIEW WEEK FOR SEMESTER EXAMS
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “victories,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Play as many rounds of Musical Chairs as possible, focusing on finding and using tactics

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “discoveries,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Go back and consider your tactics again by beating your scene, rehearse

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document. Type the date and then respond to this statement: “Talk about what animal your character is most like.” Keep writing until Mrs. C says to stop. Make sure to save!
  • Go back and consider your tactics again by beating your scene, rehearse

Thursday

  • Warmup – play Down to the River call and response
  • perform and record
  • Assessment – performance (0-3)

Friday

  • Warmup – play Woosh!
  • perform and record
  • Assessment – performance (0-3)

Week 16 (Dec 16 – 20) END OF 3RD SIX WEEKS, SEMESTER EXAMS
Monday – Friday

  • Watch scenes on exam day
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