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Topic: Directing  

Theatre

 Standard 4.  Directs scenes and productions
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Plans and prepares improvisations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plans simple improvisations
     2.Prepares for simple improvisations
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Plans visual and aural elements for improvised and scripted scenes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plans the visual elements of scripted scenes
     2.Plans the aural elements of scripted scenes
     3.Plans the visual elements of improvised scenes
     4.Plans the aural elements of improvised scenes
   Benchmark 2.Organizes rehearsals for improvised and scripted scenes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Organizes rehearsals for improvised scenes
     2.Organizes rehearsals for scripted scenes
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Develops multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for scripts and production ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Develops multiple interpretations for visual production choices as a director
     2.Develops multiple interpretations for aural production choices as a director
   Benchmark 2.Justifies selections of text, interpretations, and visual and aural artistic choices (e.g., situation, action, direction, design)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Justifies one’s text selection as a director
     2.Justifies one’s interpretations as a director
     3.Justifies one’s visual artistic choices as a director
     4.Justifies one’s aural artistic choices as a director
   Benchmark 3.Communicates directorial choices for improvised or scripted scenes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Communicates directorial choices for improvised scenes
     2.Communicates directorial choices for scripted scenes
   Benchmark 4.Organizes and conducts rehearsals for informal or formal productions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Organizes and conducts informal production rehearsals
     2.Organizes and conducts formal production rehearsals
 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