You are here

Home &gt National Standards &gt Fine Arts &gt Theatre Standards &gt Grades 5-8

  G R A D E S   5 - 8
NA-T.5-8.1SCRIPT WRITING BY THE CREATION OF IMPROVISATIONS AND SCRIPTED SCENES BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND HERITAGE, IMAGINATION, LITERATURE, AND HISTORY
Achievement Standard:
  • Students individually and in groups, create characters, environments, and actions that create tension and suspense
  • Students refine and record dialogue and action
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.2ACTING BY DEVELOPING BASIC ACTING SKILLS TO PORTRAY CHARACTERS WHO INTERACT IN IMPROVISED AND SCRIPTED SCENES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students analyze descriptions, dialogue, and actions to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation and invent character behaviors based on the observation of interactions, ethical choices, and emotional responses of people
  • Students demonstrate acting skills (such as sensory recall, concentration, breath control, diction, body alignment, control of isolated body parts) to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
  • Students in an ensemble, interact as the invented characters
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.3DESIGNING BY DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR IMPROVISED AND SCRIPTED SCENES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students explain the functions and interrelated nature of scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup in creating an environment appropriate for the drama
  • Students analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements
  • Students develop focused ideas for the environment using visual elements (line, texture, color, space), visual principles (repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, unity), and aural qualities (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, expression) from traditional and nontraditional sources
  • Students work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting, and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.4DIRECTING BY ORGANIZING REHEARSALS FOR IMPROVISED AND SCRIPTED SCENES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students lead small groups in planning visual and aural elements and in rehearsing improvised and scripted scenes, demonstrating social, group, and consensus skills
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.5RESEARCHING BY USING CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION TO SUPPORT IMPROVISED AND SCRIPTED SCENES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students apply research from print and nonprint sources to script writing, acting, design, and directing choices
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.6 COMPARING AND INCORPORATING ART FORMS BY ANALYZING METHODS OF PRESENTATION AND AUDIENCE RESPONSE FOR THEATRE, DRAMATIC MEDIA (SUCH AS FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA), AND OTHER ART FORMS
Achievement Standard:
  • Students describe characteristics and compare the presentation of characters, environments, and actions in theatre, musical theatre, dramatic media, dance, and visual arts
  • Students incorporate elements of dance, music, and visual arts to express ideas and emotions in improvised and scripted scenes
  • Students express and compare personal reactions to several art forms
  • Students describe and compare the functions and interaction of performing and visual artists and audience members in theatre, dramatic media, musical theatre, dance, music, and visual arts
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.7 ANALYZING, EVALUATING, AND CONSTRUCTING MEANINGS FROM IMPROVISED AND SCRIPTED SCENES AND FROM THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Achievement Standard:
  • Students describe and analyze the effect of publicity, study guides, programs, and physical environments on audience response and appreciation of dramatic performances
  • Students articulate and support the meanings constructed from their and others' dramatic performances
  • Students use articulated criteria to describe, analyze, and constructively evaluate the perceived effectiveness of artistic choices found in dramatic performances
  • Students describe and evaluate the perceived effectiveness of students' contributions to the collaborative process of developing improvised and scripted scenes
[SOURCE]

NA-T.5-8.8 UNDERSTANDING CONTEXT BY ANALYZING THE ROLE OF THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN THE COMMUNITY AND IN OTHER CULTURES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students describe and compare universal characters and situations in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods, illustrate in improvised and scripted scenes, and discuss how theatre reflects a culture
  • Students explain the knowledge, skills, and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre, film, television, and electronic media
  • Students analyze the emotional and social impact of dramatic events in their lives, in the community, and in other cultures
  • Students explain how culture affects the content and production values of dramatic performances
  • Students explain how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus, self-esteem, risk taking, sympathy, and empathy apply in theatre and daily life
[SOURCE]

Comments