School Improvement in Maryland

Theatre Grade PK State Curriculum

November 5, 2008
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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Prekindergarten 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 Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

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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. Explore themes and ideas about people and events through improvisational play
  3. Explore roles and behaviors associated with family and community

Indicator

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

Objective

  1. Explore expressive qualities in 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 Prekindergarten 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. Listen to and imitate sounds in the environment
  2. Sing and move to a variety of children's songs from a variety of cultures

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Listen to and retell familiar stories
  2. Create accompaniment to stories using natural and human made sounds


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 Prekindergarten 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 characters from books or rhymes
  2. Use sound effects, costumes, and properties to enhance dramatic activities
  3. Explore the expressive qualities of a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements
  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. Recognize that a play has characters, dialogue, setting(s), and tells a story
  2. Observe and identify what characters do in a variety of settings
  3. Imitate the actions of observed characters and objects


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


For more Prekindergarten 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 and respond to theatrical experiences as participants and audience members
  2. Identify favorite television shows and movies

Indicator

Objective

  1. Identify and discuss characters in stories


November 5, 2008