In drama the curriculum covers Pantomime: Sound; Movement: Rhythm and Poetry: Performance and Storytelling. This is done through exploration of Theatre, Movies and Television as students use the 3 Tools of Acting: Imagination, Voice and Body. By combining these tools together the stories and students come alive.
In addition regular classroom goals are enhanced in reading scripts, discussing history, biographies, and vocabulary.
Dramatic play brings out the imagination and gives students opportunities to explore ideas in a safe environment. “Drama helps students use voice and diction."
Students practice reading as they read scripts and act out stories with props and costumes.
Students will receive a Drama grade based on their mastery of the TEKS covered as well as a conduct grade based on their behavior in Drama All students in Drama are expected to represent the school-wide Guidelines to Success known as the 3B’s: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Ready.
You can follow me on Twitter @DramaLively to see pictures of students actively involved in drama.