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    Unit 2: Improv Basics

    Monday
    02/17/2020


    No School

    Tuesday
    02/18/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Intro to Improv

     

    Journal 1

    Warm up with an improv game

    Define improvisation (improv) and offer

    Understand the first rule of improv

    Understand the first row of the improv rubric: Accepting and Building on Offers

    Wednesday
    02/19/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Accepting & Building On Offers

     

    Journal 2

    Practice accepting and building on offers with an improv game

    Assess my partner on their ability to accept and build on offers

    Give my partner feedback to improve their improv

    Thursday
    02/20/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Quick Thinking

     

    Journal 3

    Understand the second rule of improv

    Warm up with a quick improv exercise

    Understand the Quick Thinking Row of the Improv Rubric

    Play an improv game

    Friday
    02/21/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Quick Thinking

     

    Journal 4

    Practice quick thinking with improv games

    Assess my partner on their ability to think quickly

    Give my partner feedback to improve their improv

    Monday
    02/24/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Strong Offers

     

    Journal 5

    Get centered and focused with a mindfulness moment

    Warm up with an improv game

    Understand how to make a strong offer

    Tuesday
    02/25/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Strong Offers

     

    Journal 6

    Practice making strong offers with improv games

    Assess my partner on their ability to make strong offers

    Give my partner feedback to improve their improv

    Wednesday
    02/26/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Practice for the Pre-Test

     

    Journal 7

    Warm up with an improv game

    Learn about the improv performance quiz

    Understand how I will give feedback to a partner on their performance

    Practice the game for the quiz

    Thursday
    02/27/2020

    7th Grade Drama

     

    No Journal Today

    Friday
    02/28/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Improv Pre-Test

     

    Journal 8

    Warm up with an improv game

    Have a 5 minute rehearsal

    Take an improv performance quiz and show that I can accept & build offers, think quickly, and make strong offers.

    Give feedback to a partner on their performance

     

    Unit 2 Journal Questions 

    Journal #

    Date

    Question

    1

    2/18

    What do you know about the word “improv” or “improvisation”? If your parent says, “We’re going to improvise dinner tonight!” what do you think they mean?

    2

    2/19

    Do all actors always use a script when they make a performance? Explain why or why not.

    3

    2/20

    What does it mean to improvise while acting? What does it mean to make “offers” when improvising? What do you have to do to get an “Exceeds” in offers?

    4

    2/21

    What happens if you make a mistake in an improv?

    5

    2/24

    What do you think makes an offer “strong”? What might make an offer “weak”? Do you think there is a right way or wrong way to make an offer?

    6

    2/25

    Which improv skill (accepting offers, building on offers, thinking quickly) comes easiest to you? Which is hardest? Give examples from your practice exercises.

    7

    2/26

    Rewrite the following dialogue so they make stronger offers:

    A: Oh, hello.

    B: What are you doing here?

     

    2/27

    No Journal Today

    8

    2/28

    Why is having a strong class ensemble important for good improv?

    9

    2/28

    Explain why listening is important in improv. What happens if you don’t listen.

     

     


    Unit 1: Ensemble Building

    M-1/27


    *Welcome to Drama

    *Meet Ms. Martin

    *Go over needed supplies

    T-1/28


    *All About Me

    *Practice Procedures

    *Ensemble Games

    W-1/29

    Early Dismissal 

    *Ensemble Games

     

    TH-1/30

    *Supplies due today

    *Set up journals

    *Write Journal 1

    F-1/31


    *Ensemble Games

     

    Monday
    02/03/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Short Scene Writing

     

    No Journal Today

    Write a short scene in class

    Tuesday
    02/04/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Journal Assessment

     

    Journal 3

    Practice the daily entry routines of the drama classroom.
    Understand the emergency procedures for this classroom
    Peer edit my partner’s journal entry
    Practice the End of Class routines

    Wednesday
    02/05/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Ensemble

     

    Journal 4

    Define ensemble

    Understand what Say Yes means in drama class
    Do an ensemble activity with a group

    Thursday
    02/06/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Be Safe

     

    Journal 5

    Get to know my classmates better
    Learn what Be Safe means in drama with my class
    Play ensemble building games

    Friday
    02/07/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Building Ensemble

     

    Journal 6

    Review the school and classroom rules
    Get to know my classmates better
    Play ensemble building games

     

    Monday
    02/10/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Syllabus

     

    Journal 7

    Get centered and focused with a Mindfulness Moment
    Play an ensemble building game
    Review the class syllabus with a scavenger hunt

    Homework

    Bring in the last page of your syllabus completed (you and your parents sign it) by Thursday, 2/13

    Tuesday
    02/11/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Syllabus

     

    Journal 8

    Review my class rules

    Finish the syllabus scavenger hunt sheet from yesterday

    Review the syllabus scavenger hunt answers with the class

    Play ensemble building games

    Homework

    Bring in the last page of your syllabus completed (you and your parents sign it) by Thursday, 2/13

    Wednesday
    02/12/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Ensemble Building

     

    Journal 9

    Review my class rules

    Play ensemble building games

    Homework

    Bring in the last page of your syllabus completed (you and your parents sign it) by Thursday, 2/13

    Thursday
    02/13/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Feedback

     

    Journal 10

    Define feedback

    Understand why feedback is important in Drama class

    Homework

    Bring in the last page of your syllabus completed (you and your parents sign it). It is late if turned in after Thursday, 2/13

    Friday
    02/14/2020

    7th Grade Drama

    Unit 1Ensemble Building

     

    Early dismissal B

    No Journal Today

    Play ensemble building games

    Homework

    Bring in the last page of your syllabus completed (you and your parents sign it). It is late if turned in after Thursday, 2/13

    Unit 1 Journal Questions

    Journal #

    Date

    Question

    1

    1/30

    How are you feeling about taking drama class? Explain why. What are you excited or nervous about? What are your hopes for this class?

    2

    1/31

    How has your school year gone so far? What have you liked about this school year? What have you not liked? What do you wish you’ve done that you haven’t done? What do you want to do differently during 2nd semester?

     

    2/3

    NO JOURNAL FOR TODAY

    3

    2/4

    What are you looking forward to in Drama? What would you like to learn about?

    4

    2/5

    What do you think it looks like to “Say Yes” in Drama? What are some different things you might need to “Say yes” to in this class?

    5

    2/6

    What needs to be true about this class for you to feel comfortable taking risks? What do you need from your classmates and teacher so you can feel safe in drama?

    6

    2/7

    What did you learn about being a good ensemble member from playing Flip It Over yesterday? 


    If you weren’t here yesterday, explain why you weren’t here and how sad you are that you missed this game!

    7

    2/10

    In your own words, explain Say Yes and Be Safe. What do they mean in a drama class? Why are they important? How do Say Yes and Be Safe contribute to making a successful ensemble in our class?

    8

    2/11

    Why isn’t gum allowed in class? Why isn’t food allowed in class?

    9

    2/12

    Write a short play with the following as the first line of dialogue:

    Where are you going?

    Remember script formatting…

    NAME 1: Dialogue.

    (Stage directions.)

    10

    2/13

    What does the word “feedback” mean to you? What is the purpose of giving feedback? What makes feedback helpful? What makes feedback unhelpful?

     

    2/14

    No Journal Today