Theater units: High school levels

These Theater units are for High School level students. Several are aligned with the Common Core and all are aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater.

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In this Theater Making Unit, students will analyze dramatic texts so that they can act them effectively. The unit will provide the students with one specific method that they can apply to any dramatic text so that they can illuminate the text with dynamism and dramatic power.

This Theater unit is written for the 9th to 12th Grades and is aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater Benchmarks. This unit was written by Ira Rosenberg.

In this Theater Literacy Unit, students will prepare for, and view a live theater performance. Students will then write a well-developed theater review, based on a rubric developed specifically for critical writing for the theater.

This Theater unit is written for the 11th and 12th Grades and is aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater Benchmarks. This unit was written by Marlene May.

In this Theater Unit, students will create a short play based on a conflict. Students will be able to choose situations about which to write and create dialogue between characters showing an ability to perceive different points of view in conflict situations.

This Theater unit is written for the 9th to 12th Grades and is aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater Benchmarks. This unit was written by Caitlin Barton.

In this Theater Playwriting/making/Literacy/Connections Unit, students will read excerpts from The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, design costumes for that prologue and then write their own prologue for a version of the tales about a cross-section of our school.

This Theater unit is written for E-8th ELL student levels and is aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater Benchmarks. This unit was written by Genese Lefkowitz.

In this Arts and the Common Core Theater Unit, the goal is to assist students in their exploration of story creation, theatrical production and the variety of professional theatrical opportunities available. Students will create vivid, complex characters using different voice/body techniques. They will learn about careers in theater production and performance.

This Theater unit is written for the 9th and 10th Grades and is aligned with the Common Core standards and the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater Benchmarks. This unit was written by E. Dale Smith and Kelly Gilles.

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