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Part of the Middle School Curriculum

Unit Seven: Directed Scenes Take 2: A Variety of Scenes

Created by Lindsay Johnson

Students will have another opportunity to participate in student-directed scenes, only this time each director will be assigned a different script, and actors for each group will be chosen by the teacher based on individual strengths and challenges, rather than holding auditions.

Actors will take a deeper dive into character physicality and use of levels in staging this unit. Directors will continue to create a set design and block the scenes, adding props as well in this unit.

The unit culminates in actors presenting their directed scenes to the class.

Overview
The overview lays out the goals for the unit, outlines the lessons and provides context for the assessment tools.
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1: Reflection and New Scene Ranking
In this lesson, students complete self and peer reflections for Unit 6. They also apply for an actor or director role and rank scenes for their work in this unit.
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2: Introduction to Physicality
In this lesson, students start working on physicality elements. They will complete an Introduction to Physicality Notes sheet and give peer observational feedback.
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3: Scene Assignments and Close Reading
In this lesson, students start working on their specific scene and complete a close reading.
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4: Actor Memorization and Director Planning
In this lesson, student directors and actors have their own task. Actors will complete their cheat sheet and memorize 10+ lines with the cheat sheet. Directors will complete set design, props list, and 4+ blocking notes for each character.
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5: Objectives, Tactics, and Blocking
In this lesson, students will complete a rehearsal checklist, focusing on objectives, tactics, and blocking.
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6: Character Physicality
In this lesson, students will complete a rehearsal checklist, focusing on character physicality.
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7: Levels and Movement Review
In this lesson, students will rehearse their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on level changes and movement in the scene.
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8: Voice Expression and Projection
In this lesson, students will rehearse their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on vocal expression and projection.
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9: Final Rehearsal
In this lesson, students will rehearse their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on the skills of their choice.
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10: Performance Assessment
In this lesson, students will perform their final scene for assessment in front of the class. They will also complete an audience feedback sheet where they give their peers feedback on rubric skills.
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Standards Addressed

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