School Improvement in Maryland

Theatre Grade K State Curriculum

November 5, 2008
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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Kindergarten Assessment.

Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education: Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, interpret, perform, and respond to the development of a variety of dramatic forms over time and the aesthetic qualities they reflect.


For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A.

Indicator

  • 1. Describe ways that theatre depicts themes and stories

Objectives

  1. Listen to and perform nursery rhymes and finger plays, popular children's books, and other media
  2. Tell stories based on imagination and real life that use traditional storytelling elements
  3. Explore roles and behaviors associated with different professions

Indicator

  • 2. Identify and describe the visual, aural, oral, and kinesthetic elements of dramatic performances

Objective

  1. Explore basic properties of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts


Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history, traditions, and conventions of theatre, dramatic works, and other literature of the theatre.


For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A.

Indicator

  • 1. Express a range of responses to a variety of stimuli

Objectives

  1. Explore recreating natural and human-made sounds using the voice
  2. Sing songs from a variety of cultures with attention to narrative and emotional content

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Retell familiar stories and create accompaniment using natural and human made sounds
  2. Identify and demonstrate audience behaviors appropriate for formal and informal theatrical presentations.


Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply theatrical knowledge, principles, and practices to collaborative theatre presentations.


For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A.

Indicator

  • AssessedWSS VI A2 Participates in creative movement, dance, and drama.

Objectives

  1. Pantomime familiar short stories
  2. Select and use sound effects, costumes, and properties to enhance dramatic activities
  3. Explore the expressive qualities of a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements to create characters
  4. Improvise roles and behaviors associated with a variety of domestic animals and wildlife

Indicator

  • 2. Demonstrate knowledge of theatre performance and production skills in formal and informal presentations

Objectives

  1. Describe the characters, dialogue, and setting(s) of a play
  2. Describe feelings that characters express in a variety of settings
  3. Create a variety of characters that collaboratively exhibit contrasting emotions


Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism: Students will demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic judgments.


For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A.

Indicator

  • 1. Identify, describe, and apply criteria to assess individual and group theatre processes
  • AssessedWSS VI B1 Responds to artistic creations or events.

Objectives

  1. Observe, describe, and respond to theatrical experiences as participants and audience members
  2. Describe characteristics of favorite television shows and movies

Indicator

Objective

  1. Describe and discuss characters in stories


November 5, 2008