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Topic: Improvisation 

Theatre

 Standard 1.  Demonstrates competence in writing scripts
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Improvises dialogue to tell stories
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Improvises simple dialogues
   Benchmark 4.Plans and records improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plans and records improvisations based on personal experience and heritage
     2.Plans and records improvisations based on imagination
     3.Plans and records improvisations based on literature
     4.Plans and records improvisations based on history
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 3.Creates improvisations and scripted scenes based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Creates improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
     2.Creates scripted scenes based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Improvises, writes, and refines scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Improvises scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
     2.Writes scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
     3.Refines scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
 Standard 2.  Uses acting skills
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 4.Knows how to interact in improvisations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows appropriate interactions in improvisation
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   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 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
 Standard 4.  Directs scenes and productions
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Plans and prepares improvisations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plans simple improvisations

Dance

 Standard 2.  Understands choreographic principles, processes, and structures
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Improvises, creates, and performs dances based on personal ideas and concepts from other sources
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Improvises dances based on personal ideas and concepts from other sources
   Benchmark 3.Knows how improvisation is used to discover and invent movement and to solve movement problems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how improvisation is used to discover and invent movement
     2.Knows how improvisation is used to solve movement problems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how improvisation is used to generate movement for choreography
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of improvisation in choreography