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Topic: Playwriting 

Theatre

 Standard 1.  Demonstrates competence in writing scripts
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 3.Writes or records dialogue
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Writes simple dialogues
     2.Records simple dialogues
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 2.Refines and records dialogue and action
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Refines and records dialogue
     2.Refines and records actions
   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 1.Constructs imaginative scripts that convey story and meaning to an audience
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Constructs imaginative scripts that convey story to an audience
     2.Constructs imaginative scripts that convey meaning to an audience
   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 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