Elementary Theatre ArtsA unique way of experiencing the world!In our elementary theatre classes, we teach students how to develop and improve creative skills through a variety of theatre experiences.We give students opportunities to apply their imaginations in theatre activities in order to perform with self-confidence, participate collaboratively, and enhance problem-solving abilities.Students can therefore take these skills and transform them into skills for life.Theatre Instruction
GRADE LEVEL CONCEPTS & SKILLS K Guided sensory journeys, retelling stories, statue, creative play 1 Storytelling, pantomime; determining beginning, middle, end 2 Collaboration, improvisation, story dramatization, tableau, machine 3 Character development, setting, plot, creating original scenes, making creative choices 4 Complex character development, dramatizing historical events, adding technical elements 5 Complex plot analysis, comparing and contrasting various literary genre, creating short plays and producing them, experiencing and understanding a variety of theatre styles in American history 6 Multi-dimensional characters, using theatre for specific purposes, studying theatre history and using theatre traditions to produce playsUpper grades revisit earlier work and apply it to more complex study.
Elementary Theatre Arts Instructional Guide (AIG)Grade K Module One - The Actors' Tools Are Body, Voice and ImaginationGrade K Module One - Sample Lessons 1-6Grade K Module Two - We Pantomime Stories with Imaginary Characters & SettingsGrade K Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-5Grade K Module Three - We Can Use Theatre to Tell a StoryGrade K Module Three - Sample Lessons 1-7Grade K Module Four - We Share What We Have Learned with a Small AudienceGrade K Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-4Grade K Audience Preparation Module - Theatre Is Live!Grade One Module One - Theatre Brings Stories to LifeGrade One Module One - Sample Lessons 1-5Grade One Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-7Grade One Module Three - We All Have Stories to TellGrade One Module Three - Sample Lessons 1-6Grade One Module Four - We Share Our Stories to Teach and EntertainGrade One Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-7Grade One Audience Preparation Module - The Audience Talks about How the Play Makes them FeelGrade Two Module One - Creating an EnsembleGrade Two Module One - Sample Lessons 1-5Grade Two Module Two - Stories from the World Have Similar ProblemsGrade Two Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-8Grade Two Module Three - Stories from the World Explain ThingsGrade Two Module Three - Sample Lessons 1-10Grade Two Module Four - Creating Plays through ImprovisationGrade Two Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-9Grade Two Audience Preparation Module - Identifying Elements of the PlayGrade Three Module One - Making Creative ChoicesGrade Three Module One - Sample Lessons 1-9Grade Three Module Two - Universal CharactersGrade Three Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-12Grade Three Module Three - Origins in Myth, Storytelling and RitualGrade Three Module Three - Sample Lessons 1-8Grade Three Module Four - Creating Plays Based on Nature and Human ExperienceGrade Three Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-8Grade Three Audience Preparation Module - Evaluating Elements of a PlayGrade Four Module One - Character DevelopmentGrade Four Module One - Sample Lessons 1-7Grade Four Module Two - Stories and Characters from CaliforniaGrade Four Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-14Grade Four Module Three - Storytelling Traditions of CaliforniaGrade Four Module Three - THE RENTGrade Four Module Four - Dramatizing California HistoryGrade Four Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-5Grade Four Audience Preparation Module - Critical Analysis of ProductionGrade Five Module One - Adapting Dramatic StoriesGrade Five Module One - Sample Lessons 1-11Grade Five Module Two - Stories from Various Cultures with Universal ThemesGrade Five Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-10Grade Five Module Three - Musical TheatreGrade Five Module Three - Sample Lessons 1-9Grade Five Module Four - Forming a Theatre CompanyGrade Five Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-5Grade Five Audience Participation Module - Interpreting Elements of ProductionGrade Six Module One - Sample Lessons 1-6Grade Six Module Two - Theatre as PersuasionGrade Six Module Two - Sample Lessons 1-5Grade Six Module Three - Theatre's Historical TraditionsGrade Six Module Three - Sample Lessons 1-11Grade Six Module Four - Play ProductionGrade Six Module Four - Sample Lessons 1-7
Theatre IntegrationComparisons between Theatre CA state standards and CCSS ELA standards and CA History/Social Science standards have been detailed below by grade level.Recommendations including comparisons between standards and specific suggestions for lessons and activities are listed below by grade level.**Non-LAUSD teachers may use our lessons in the classroom, but of course, all rights remain the property of LAUSD. No part of the content may be reproduced or used for commercial purposes.**