Speak, Listen, Discuss, and Collaborate with Theater

The Common Core English curriculum requires collaborative discussions in pairs, small groups, and larger groups. This residency teaches the behaviors, methods, and expectations that allow for group discussion and collaboration. Students will experience the basics of effective small group processes while creating a performance based on a text that relates to something they are studying. The text could be an original historical document, a poem or short literary work, a scientific theory, a performance, or something else chosen by the classroom teacher.

Curricular Connections

CC English Language Arts Grades 3-8.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions…building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grades 6-8.SL.1.b Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making…and define individual roles as needed. NC Essential Standards Theatre Arts Grade 6.C.1.2 Apply appropriate vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression. 7.C.1.2 Apply appropriate vocal elements, such as pitch, volume, and projection, effectively in formal and informal presentations. 8.C.1.2 Apply appropriate vocal elements, such as pitch, volume, and projection, effectively while portraying characters.

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