Created by Anna Porter

In this unit, students will be introduced to a key element of performance: the voice. Students will explore how to thoughtfully communicate character, story, and emotion vocally. Students will begin by exploring articulation so that they understand the importance of clearly communicating their words onstage. They will further build on this with the following lesson on the different vocal varieties of pitch, tone, rate, and volume.

The final lesson helps students explore vocal characterization as well as the details and layers that can bring that character to life vocally. This unit study of the voice culminates in a final puppet show where students are asked to bring a story and character to life by using vocal variety, articulation, and characterization.

The overview lays out the objective, pre-unit discussion options, outline, assesment and pacing for the unit.
1: Articulation
Students will learn the importance of articulation, how to identify the articulators in their mouth, and how to use good articulation when speaking.
2: Vocal Variety
Students will learn how to use vocal variety to communicate. Students will learn how to identify and apply Pitch, Tone, Rate, and Volume in performance.
3: Puppet Project
Students will create a character and design a puppet for performance.

Standards Addressed

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