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Topic: Playmaking 

Theatre

 Standard 1.  Demonstrates competence in writing scripts
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Selects interrelated characters, environments, and situations for simple dramatizations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Selects interrelated characters for simple dramatizations
     2.Selects interrelated environments for simple dramatizations
     3.Selects interrelated situations for simple dramatizations
   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 1.Creates characters, environments (e.g., place, time, atmosphere/mood), and actions that create tension and suspense
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Creates characters that create tension and suspense
     2.Creates environments, such as place, time, and mood, that create tension and suspense
     3.Creates actions that create tension and suspense
   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