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Arts Education, Grade K, Theatre, 2006

1.) Identify body, mind, and voice as the three tools of classroom drama.

2.) Distinguish among personal space, partner space, and group space.


- personal space--moving through space with self-control;

- partner space--participating in appropriate shoulder-to-shoulder reading;

- group space--moving through space, respecting the personal space of others

3.) Pantomime a variety of roles in real-life and make-believe through guided dramatic play.

Example: imitating movements of animals, people, and objects

4.) Identify appropriate audience behavior in a variety of settings.

Example: comparing behavior at a ballgame with behavior at a religious ceremony

5.) Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

•  Identifying characters and setting in a story or theatrical performance
6.) Identify a variety of dramatic productions.

Examples: musical, movie, theatrical performance, circus, puppet show

•  Identifying technological tools used to create a dramatic production
Examples: cameras, computers, audio and video recorders

7.) Respond on cue, verbally and physically, to an oral reading.

Examples: patting chest and slapping legs for horse trotting, quacking like a duck, howling like a wolf

8.) Identify ways the arts enhance cultural celebrations.

Examples: songs, dances, decorations

9.) Identify theatre, music, dance, and visual arts as the four arts disciplines.

10.) Identify real and pretend stories.


- real--Mike Venezia's Getting to know the World's Greatest Artist: Monet,

- pretend--The Three Little Pigs

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