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Drama

Applications of Knowledge

Competency 2 – To interpret short scenes

Competency 1 – To invent short scenes
Competency 3 – To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions and those of classmates

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

The statements in bold type indicate knowledge that should be given priority if the program is not taught in all cycles.
Elementary
Cycle One Cycle Two Cycle Three
  1. To become familiar with the dramatic content of the scene
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  1. Structure
  • 1.1.   Story development
    1. Locates the beginning and ending of the story
       
    1. Locates the development, the plot twists and the resolution of the story
       
    1. Locates the tableaux in the story
       
    1. Locates in the scene an element of dramatic language to interpret the character in the story
       
    1. Locates in the scene some elements of dramatic language to interpret the character in the story
       
    1. Locates in the scene the elements of dramatic language to interpret the character in the story
       
    1. Makes a few attempts at performing
       
    1. Translates the content of the scene into dramatic action
       
  • 1.2.   Type of discourse
    1. Locates the dialogue and narration in the story
       
  1. To apply elements of the language of drama, performance techniques, styles of theatre and elements of drama
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Language of drama
  • 1.1.   Expression using the body
    1. Uses an attitude and a gesture related to the character in the story
       
    1. Uses some different attitudes, gestures, mimicry and movements related to the character in the story
       
    1. Chooses some different attitudes, gestures, mimicry, movements and rhythms related to the character in the story
       
  • 1.2.   Expression using the voice
    • 1.2.1   Vocal sounds
    1. Uses a noise and a sound related to the dramatic actions
       
    1. Uses some noises and sounds related to the dramatic actions and the character’s emotions
       
    1. Integrates some noises and sounds related to the dramatic actions and the character’s emotions
       
    • 1.2.2   Speech
    1. Locates the vocal intensity that corresponds to the nature of the character in the story
       
    1. Uses the vocal intensity that corresponds to the character’s emotion and nature in the story
       
    1. Combines means that correspond to the character’s emotion and nature in the story such as intensity, pitch and timbre
       
  1. Performance techniques
  • 2.1.   Performance conditions
    1. Memorizes a few lines and movements in the performance space
       
    1. Memorizes a short script and movements in the performance space
       
    1. Memorizes a script excerpt and his/her movements in the performance space
       
  • 2.2.   Vocal techniques
    1. Uses a vocal technique related to the character in the story (breathing, posture, production of sound or speed of delivery)
       
    1. Uses some vocal techniques related to the character in the story (breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation and speed of delivery)
       
    1. Combines some vocal techniques related to the character in the story (breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation, speed of delivery, rhythm and intonation)
       
  • 2.3.   Body techniques
    1. Uses one of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility or levels
       
    1. Uses some of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, levels, rhythm and energy
       
    1. Integrates one of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, levels, rhythm or energy
       
    1. Uses exaggeration, balance or imbalance
       
  1. Styles of theatre
  • 3.1.   Marionettes
    1. Uses the basic positions for concealed or full-view manipulation
       
    1. Characterizes the marionette using breathing, direction of gaze, gait and voice
       
  • 3.2.   Clown performance
    1. Uses the following comic effects: physical actions, word play, repetition and exaggeration
       
    1. Uses the following elements of clown comedy: imitation, reversal of situation, parody of circus games and problem solving
       
  • 3.3.   Shadow theatre
    1. Uses the following technical elements: distance, body position, shadow and special effects
       
  • 3.4.   Performance in masks
    1. Directs his/her gaze (nose)
       
    1. Locates the emotion to be expressed, the quality of the gesture, rhythm and position in space
       
  1. Elements of drama
  • 4.1.   Space
    1. Does simple blocking related to the content of the story
       
    1. Memorizes blocking related to the content of the story
       
    1. Shifts from a limited playing area to a performance area
       
    1. Uses levels in the performance space
       
  • 4.2.   Object
    1. Uses the object based on the content of the story
       
  • 4.3.   Set design
    1. Respects the arrangement of the playing area (space)
       
    1. Respects the arrangement of the playing area (objects and space)
       
    1. Transforms the playing area (during performance)
       
  • 4.4.   Costume
    1. Chooses a costume element related to the character in the story
       
    1. Chooses some costume elements related to the character in the story
       
    1. Chooses the costume related to the character in the story
       
  1. To bring out the expressive elements of the scene
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Performance techniques
  • 1.1.   Expressive elements
    1. Respects the nature of the character in the story
       
    1. Respects the characteristics of the story
       
  1. Elements of drama
  • 2.1.  Sound environment
    1. Produces vocal effects related to the character
       
    1. Produces sound effects related to the story
       
  • 2.2. Lighting
    1. Stands in the light according to the established performance directions
       
    1. Uses an intensity and colour that respect the story directions
       
    1. Uses some simple lighting effects to support the dramatic action
       
  1. To apply the rules for group performance
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Performance techniques
  • 1.1.   Performance conditions
    1. Pays attention during the performance
       
    1. Focuses his/her listening during the performance
       
    1. Sustains his/her concentration during the performance
       
  • 1.2.   Rules that apply to group performance
    1. Respects the established performance directions
       
    1. Respects some characteristics of the chorus established in the performance
       
  1. To share his/her interpretation experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Shares significant aspects related to the use of elements of dramatic language, performance techniques, styles of theatre or elements of drama  
       
    1. Describes important aspects related to the use of elements of dramatic language, performance techniques, styles of theatre or elements of drama  
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       

Competency 1 – To invent short scenes
Competency 3 – To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions and those of classmates

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