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Part of the Drama One Curriculum

Voice

Created by Karen Loftus

This unit focuses specifically on the technical aspects of vocal production. By understanding how voice is created, students will be more aware of how to improve their vocal production. Students will explore posture and breathing exercises, as well as how to use the diaphragm, projection, and articulation.

The final project will test students’ ability to properly project and articulate a joke across a large space. A rubric is included for the project as long as journal prompts and exit slips. Please refer to the Pacing Guide for more details and ways to supplement with other DTA materials.

Unit Overview
This unit focuses specifically on the technical aspects of vocal production. By understanding how voice is created, students will be more aware of how to improve their vocal production. Students will explore posture and breathing exercises, as well as how to use the diaphragm, projection, and articulation. The final project articulate a joke across a large space.
Additional Attachments
1: What makes a “good voice?”
Students discuss and apply aspects of what makes a voice a “good voice:” projection, articulation, posture, proper breathing.
2: Resonance
Students learn about the resonators and use them in an exercise.
3: Articulation
Students learn about the articulators and use them with tongue twisters and additional exercises.
Attachments
4: Unit Project
Students will use all the vocal techniques they have used in this unit in the simple act of telling a joke. A post performance reflection and rubric are included.

Standards Addressed

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