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    Unit 2: Intro to Scripted Scenes

    Monday
    02/17/2020



    Tuesday
    02/18/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Intro to Scripted Scenes

     

    Journal 1

    Understand what the 3 major parts of a scene are

    Define scene, relationship, setting, conflict, script, and dialogue

    Create and perform 3 Word Scenes

    Wednesday
    02/19/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Contentless Scenes

     

    Journal 2

    Review vocabulary

    Understand what a contentless scene is

    Prepare and perform a contentless scene

    Thursday
    02/20/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Relationships

     

    Journal 3

    Review vocabulary

    Review the 3 major parts of a scene

    Understand relationships

    Act out a short scene giving clues about relationships

    Friday
    02/21/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Pantomime and Setting

     

    Journal 4

    Define pantomime

    Play a warm up game

    Review vocab

    Play a game

    Monday
    02/24/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Conflict and Objectives

     

    Journal 5

    Get centered and focused with a mindfulness moment

    Review vocabulary

    Review the 3 major parts of a scene

    Define conflict and objective

    Act out a scene with a partner

    Tuesday
    02/25/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Conflicting Objectives

     

    Journal 6

    Understand and identify conflicting objectives

    Create conflicting objectives

    Wednesday
    02/26/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Stakes

     

    Journal 7

    Review character, relationship, setting, conflict, and objective

    Define stakes

    Understand what high stakes objectives are

    Homework

    Review your notes for a short quiz Monday.

    The quiz will cover:

    Conflict

    Objectives

    Conflicting Objectives

    Stakes

    Thursday
    02/27/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2

     

    No Journal Today

    Homework

    Review your notes for a short quiz Monday.

    The quiz will cover:

    Conflict

    Objectives

    Conflicting Objectives

    Stakes

    Friday
    02/28/2020

    8th Grade Drama

    Unit 2Objectives and Stakes

     

    Journal 8

    Practice a short scene with objectives and stakes

    Understand how I will be assessed on objectives/conflict

    Homework

    Review your notes for a short quiz Monday.

    The quiz will cover:

    Conflict

    Objectives

    Conflicting Objectives

    Stakes

     

    Unit 2 Journal Questions

    Journal #

    Date

    Question

    1

    2/18

    What do you know about scenes? What should all scenes include? What makes them entertaining or interesting?

    2

    2/19

    Is it easier or harder to communicate meaning to an audience when you are limited to certain words? Explain why.

    3

    2/20

    What is a script? What can scripts sometimes include? What do they always include? What are lines?

    4

    2/21

    Write 2 lines of dialogue between 2 characters that give CLUES to their relationship without coming right out and saying it.

    NAME 1: Line.

    NAME 2: Line.

    5

    2/24

    Use the word “pantomime” as you describe how you’d make a GROCERY STORE setting clear to an audience.

    6

    2/25

    What is an easy way to create a conflict in a scene?

    7

    2/26

    How does having objectives make a scene more interesting? How can you use objectives to create conflict in a scene?

     

    2/27

    No Journal Today

    8

    2/28

    Imagine you’re doing a scene with two characters – a Drill Sergeant and a New Soldier Recruit – in an Army Bootcamp setting. What might their conflicting objectives be to cause conflict in the scene? How could you make your characters’ relationship clear to your audience? How could you pantomime clues about the setting for your audience?

     

    3/2

    No Journal Today

     


    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

    8th 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

    8th 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

    8th 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

    8th 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

    8th 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