Say What? Improvising in Character

Project Description

After reading a book as a class, students choose a minor character in the book to explore. Anne Tromsness, SCGSAH Drama Faculty, guides students on the importance of MIND, VOICE, and IMAGINATION in acting out that character. Then, using movement and voice, they express the character in verbal and non-verbal improvisations and through a character interview.

Suitable for grades K-5.

Artistic Process

Create, Perform

What's included

-Lesson plan
-Student Workbook (Digital)
-Teacher Guide (Digital)
-Full Companion Video

Guiding Question

How can I explore a character using my body, voice, and imagination, and share their point of view with my audience? 

Standards Addressed

T.P.IM.3. I can use acting techniques to develop characters and create meaning in a simple theatrical work. 

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and Innovation, Collaboration and Teamwork
Life and Career Characteristics: Interpersonal Skills

About the Project Creator

To learn more about Anne Tromsness, click here.

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