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Theatre Grade 5 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating; performing; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course is intended to meet state and national theatre standards. In grade 5 students continue to refine theatre skills. Character work now includes exploration of inner traits, subtext, and given circumstances. The actorís tools are used to full effect. Students develop, rehearse, and revise original and scripted works. Creative solutions to technical design problems are explored and executed. Students collaborate as part of a production team, select and use appropriate acting activities and exercises to further the creative process, and present theatre work in informal settings to an audience. Students further develop their ability to interpret and reflect on the creative process, explaining why characters act the way they do. Students learn to evaluate the effectiveness of their own theatrical work as well as the work of others. There is additional exploration of theatre history, including musical theatre, with a focus on making connections to the modern day. Students analyze the role of media in their daily lives.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.