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Topic: Acting skills 

Theatre

 Standard 2.  Uses acting skills
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Creates and acts out the roles of characters from familiar stories
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Creates roles from familiar stories
     2.Acts out roles of characters from familiar stories
   Benchmark 2.Engages in both fantasy dramatic play and dramatic play that is based on real experiences
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in fantasy dramatic play
     2.Engages in dramatic play that is based on real experiences
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Uses variations of locomotor and non locomotor movement and vocal pitch, tempo, and tone for different characters
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses variations of locomotor movement for different characters
     2.Uses variations of non-locomotor movement for different characters
     3.Uses variations of vocal pitch for different characters
     4.Uses variations of vocal tone for different characters
     5.Uses variations of vocal tempo for different characters
   Benchmark 3.Assumes roles that exhibit concentration and contribute to the action of dramatizations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Assumes roles that exhibit concentration
     2.Assumes roles that contribute to the action of dramatizations based on personal experience and heritage
     3.Assumes roles that contribute to the action of dramatizations based on imagination
     4.Assumes roles that contribute to the action of dramatizations based on literature
     5.Assumes roles that contribute to the action of dramatizations based on history
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 2.Uses basic acting skills (e.g., sensory recall, concentration, breath control, diction, body alignment, control of isolated body parts) to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses sensory recall to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
     2.Uses concentration to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
     3.Uses breath control to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
     4.Uses diction to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
     5.Uses body alignment to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
     6.Uses control of basic body parts to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows various classical and contemporary acting techniques and methods
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows classical acting techniques and methods
     2.Knows contemporary acting techniques and methods
 Standard 5.  Understands how informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions create and communicate meaning
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 5.Applies research from print and nonprint sources to script writing, acting, design, and directing choices
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Applies research from print and nonprint sources to script writing choices
     2.Applies research from print and nonprint sources to acting choices
     3.Applies research from print and nonprint sources to design choices
     4.Applies research from print and nonprint sources to directing choices