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)