This week in Drama:
All three grade levels come into class daily and have the first 10 minutes to work on their quarter-long Vocabulary project. Please encourage your student to stay on top of these terms as the final project is worth a Performance Grade at the end of the quarter.
6th graders are participating in a Performance Anxiety activity. I tell them that sometimes you don’t ever get over a fear, but you learn strategies to get THROUGH it. After they finish this activity and reflect upon it, students will move into Audience Etiquette and Careers in Theater.
7th graders are rehearsing Dialogue scenes to perform with a partner. They will learn how to give constructive criticism to performers and will begin performing their scenes by the end of the week.
8th graders have written their scripts for their musicals. They begin the week learning about blocking and staging their plays, then will explore marketing and publicity, costuming, and set design.
This week in Broadcasting:
This week we have been introduced to exploring the history of journalism by studying various journalists. Students select their journalist on Monday and work on creating a Prezi or a PowerPoint in the computer lab Wednesday through Friday. Some of this assignment may need to be completed at home. The presentations are due Monday when students will begin presenting them to the class.
All Broadcasting students have been assigned a “B-roll” assignment. They must collect video footage from an event here at Durham and edit the footage into a 30 second piece to air on our morning news. They will also need to write a script for our anchors to read to go along with the B-roll. This video is not due until December 8th, but students should not wait until then to turn it in. They are welcome to collect footage, edit, and turn it in any time between now and then. Because of the amount of time given for this assignment, no extensions will be given and failure to turn in a B-roll piece by Friday, December 8th will result in a grade of zero for this video project. Thank you for understanding.