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Topic: Creating a character 

Theatre

 Standard 2.  Uses acting skills
  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
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how descriptions, dialogue, and actions are used to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how descriptions are used to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation
     2.Understands how dialogue is used to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation
     3.Understands how actions are used to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation
   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
   Benchmark 3.Invents character behaviors based on the observation of interactions, ethical choices, and emotional responses of people
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Invents character behaviors based on observing the interactions of people
     2.Invents character behaviors based on observing the ethical choices of people
     3.Invents character behaviors based on observing the emotional responses of people
   Benchmark 4.Interacts as an invented character in improvised and scripted scenes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Interacts as an invented character in an improvised scene
     2.Interacts as an invented character in a scripted scene
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters found in dramatic texts from various genres and media
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the physical dimensions of characters found in dramatic texts from various genres and media
     2.Understands the emotional dimensions of characters found in dramatic texts from various genres and media
     3.Understands the social dimensions of characters found in dramatic texts from various genres and media
   Benchmark 3.Develops, communicates, and sustains characters that communicate with audiences in improvisations and informal or formal productions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Develops characters in improvisations that communicate with audiences
     2.Develops characters in productions that communicate with audiences
     3.Communicates characters in improvisations that communicate with audiences
     4.Communicates characters in productions that communicate with audiences
     5.Sustains characters in improvisations that communicate with audiences
     6.Sustains characters in productions that communicate with audiences