Drama Curriculum for Middle School provides an inclusive Drama curriculum for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Activities flow sequentially from one year to the next. However, the book's format easily allows teachers to utilize units separately to meet their own objectives and the needs of their students.
DRAMA CURRICULUM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
This program of study provides the teacher with the tools to help students develop effective body and voice skills while simultaneously learning the beginning aspects of theater.
Sequential Developmental Program
Format of the Book
Curriculum mapping and flow chart provide an overview for the teacher. Lessons include easy-to-follow teacher guidelines: goals, objectives, skills, and rubrics. With over 400 pages, the three-ring binder format includes duplicate-ready worksheets, transparencies, and assessments.
the skills of body movement
effective use of body and voice
body, voice, mind
Grade Level Design
Units of the Book
Units are designed to be completed in six weeks for each grade level with classes scheduled for 45 minutes daily. Skills are sequentially developed from sixth through eighth grade but can easily be rearranged to fit the needs of the teacher, students, program, and school.
The book also includes a guide to the organization of play production: forms for tryouts, publicity, rehearsal, invitations, performances, and post production.
"After teaching for so many years, I realize many of my ideas have coalesced from hundreds of sources. I have tediously searched the origin and given credit, to the best of my knowledge, for any material I did not create. A thank you is given to the publishers, authors, and teachers who so unselfishly contributed their work, time and expertise, in helping me develop this book."