Objectives & Standards
To introduce the basic acting tools: body, voice, and imagination.
To identify how the author uses literary devices to present major events in their lives, and how that creates a dramatic effect.
To write a monologue based on research.
To create a safe environment for the students to learn, take risks, express themselves, and share their own work.
Missouri Learning Standards
Formulate and refine an open-ended research question. (5.W.3.A.b)
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences events. (5.R.2.A.c)
Identify devices used in biographies and autobiographies, including how an author presents major events in a person’s life. (5.R.3.C.a)
Paraphrasing portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats. (4.SL.4.A.a)
Planning an appropriate presentation, based on audience. (5.SL.4.A.b)
Kansas Learning Standards
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. (W.4.3, W.5.3, W.6.3)
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4)
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. a. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”) (W.4.9)
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. (SL.4.4, SL.5.4)