Standard 2 : Assessing our own and others’ artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.



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General Information

Number: TH.912.C.2
Title: Assessing our own and others’ artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
Type: Enduring Understanding
Subject: Theatre
Grade: 912
Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
TH.912.C.2.1: Explore and describe possible solutions to production or acting challenges and select the solution most likely to produce desired results.
TH.912.C.2.2: Construct imaginative, complex scripts and revise them in collaboration with actors to convey story and meaning to an audience.
Clarifications:
e.g., multiple characters, multiple settings, multiple time periods
TH.912.C.2.3: Analyze different types of stage configurations to determine the effects of each as potential production solutions.
Clarifications:
e.g., proscenium, thrust, arena, black box
TH.912.C.2.4: Collaborate with a team to outline several potential solutions to a design problem and rank them in order of likely success.
TH.912.C.2.5: Analyze the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refining skills and techniques by keeping a performance or rehearsal journal/log.
TH.912.C.2.6: Assess a peer’s artistic choices in a production as a foundation for one’s own artistic growth.
TH.912.C.2.7: Accept feedback from others, analyze it for validity, and apply suggestions appropriately to future performances or designs.
TH.912.C.2.8: Improve a performance or project using various self-assessment tools, coaching, feedback, and/or constructive criticism.
Clarifications:
e.g., peer assessment, rubric, criteria, coaching, feedback, criticism


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
TH.912.C.2.In.a: Describe possible solutions to production or acting challenges.
TH.912.C.2.In.b: Construct imaginative scripts and revise them in collaboration with actors so story and meaning are conveyed to an audience.
TH.912.C.2.In.c: Describe the effects of different types of stage configurations as a production solution.
TH.912.C.2.In.d: Explain the effect of rehearsals on refining skills in a journal.
TH.912.C.2.In.e: Identify the strengths and weaknesses of a peer’s performance.
TH.912.C.2.In.f: Implement feedback and suggestions from others in future performances.

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
TH.912.C.2.Su.a: Identify possible solutions to production or acting challenges.
TH.912.C.2.Su.b: Collaborate with others to construct and revise imaginative scripts so story and meaning are conveyed to an audience.
TH.912.C.2.Su.c: Identify different types of stage configurations for a production solution.
TH.912.C.2.Su.d: Describe the effect of rehearsals on refining skills in a journal.
TH.912.C.2.Su.e: Use a selected criterion to describe a peer’s performance.
TH.912.C.2.Su.f: Use feedback from others to refine future performances.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
TH.912.C.2.Pa.a: Contribute to the selection of possible solutions to production.
TH.912.C.2.Pa.b: Collaborate with others to construct imaginative scripts.
TH.912.C.2.Pa.c: Recognize different types of stage configurations.
TH.912.C.2.Pa.d: Identify an effect of rehearsals on refining skills.
TH.912.C.2.Pa.e: Recognize a strength of a peer’s performance.
TH.912.C.2.Pa.f: Follow feedback from others on future performances.


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Lesson Plans

Name Description
Monologue Challenge:

Students will be challenged to memorize and perform two contrasting monologues to demonstrate their ability to create contrasting characters and develop advanced vocal expression.  Contrast can be created through genre, use of dialect or accent, and/or subject matter.   Generally, the wider the contrast, the more successful students will be with this performance.  

Constructive Criticism, Evaluation, and Feedback:

Students will be filmed while doing a performance in class. They will then watch the video and evaluate their individual performances, as well as the class performance as an ensemble.

Shifting Objects of Attention:

One of the primary ways students can maintain their focus and concentration on stage is using the shifting of object of attention within a scene to stay in truthful moments while sustaining a character. In this lesson, the students will pre-assess how they focus in real life, students will be introduced to examples of people using object of attention. Students will use stream of conscious speaking/writing to describe the object of attention shifting in their pre-rehearsed scene. 

Unlocking the Playwright Within: Statues:

The students will explore playwriting that encourages creative risk-taking. Throughout the unit, students learn to develop ideas for writing plays.