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Student Name:__Elizabeth Herrera__________________ Lesson Date:_____April 12, 2017

Subject Area:___Theatre_______________________________ Grade Level:_11-12______


Lesson Title:_Self Critique_____________________________ Duration:____30 minutes_

Overview: (1-2 sentences explaining lesson)


In this lesson we will evaluate and self reflect on how the performance went last night in various ways. They will
rate different areas of the performance and act out unprepared scenes focusing on subtext of a different character.

Preview: (1 sentence description of lesson initiating activity - beginning)


Students will quietly self rate various aspects of the performance regarding the acting and the play.

Activity: (1 sentence description of learning activity - middle)


Students will discuss the different areas together.

Processing: (1 sentence description of student demonstration of mastery activity - end)


The students will switch characters and talk about the subtext in a short conversation en role.

Materials: (bulleted list of what is required for lesson, i.e., video clips, copies of handouts, paper, art supplies)
Paper, pencil

STARR Objective: (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/)

TEKS: (http://tea.texas.gov/curriculum/teks/)
(1) Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the
environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:
(A) create and demonstrate theatre preparation and warm-up techniques;
(B) devise and model stage movement;
(C) model proper techniques such as diction, inflection, and projection in the use of effective voice;
(D) compare the structure of theatre to that of film, television, and other media;
(E) evaluate theatrical conventions of various cultural and historical periods;
(F) evaluate the interdependence of all theatrical elements; and
(G) develop and model memorization skills.

Objectives: In the courses of this lesson and participating in the activity, students will . . . (bulleted list of what
students should know and be able to do following the lesson)
Students should be able to analyze their own performances with specific categories and areas to think
about.

Key Vocabulary: (5-10 content area words student will learn)

Preview:
Suggested time: (15 minutes)

1. Using a pencil and paper, write down your evaluation of the performance. The first areas are going to be
on the acting and are on a scale of 1-10. The second half will be on the play and are on a scale of 1-5.

Activity:
Suggested time: (10)

1. Discuss certain key areas as a group to see how students compare.


Processing:
Suggested time: (10 minutes)

1. Actors will switch characters with someone else in their scene and have a conversation with the other
characters focusing on the subtext and no the actual text in the script. They should have five minutes to
prepare before sharing.

Appendix: Individual copies of any blackline masters, worksheets, handouts, or assessments needed for lesson

Andrea Sarah D Peyton W Molly R Lauren J Maddie C Natalie L Camille K Sarah N


M
Memorization (1-10) 6 7 7 5 7 7 5 9 5
Diction 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 7 5
Concentration 10 8 5 8 8 7 6 8 6
Physical 9 7 8 8 7 8 8 10 7
Expressiveness
Verbal 7 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 4
expressiveness
Emotional 6 7 6 5 4 6 5 5
Expressiveness
Reaction to Others 8 4 8 10 7 4 7 5 6
Stagecraft 6 9 6 10 6 4 8 8 5
General 7 7 7 7 7 8 6 8 6
Characterization
Theme (1-5) 4 2 4 3 5 4 2 5 3
True to life 3 4 3 2 5 5 2 5 5
consistent 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4
Events 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3
Conflict 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 5 3
Climax 5 5 3 2 4 2 3
Satsfying 4 4 2 3 3 5 2 4 1
True to Life 4 4 4 4 5 3 2 5 5
Background 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 5
Arouse Feelings 3 2 3 3 5 5 3 5 5
Motives 3 2 4 4 5 5 3 5 4
Inherent Natures 4 3 4 3 5 5 3 5 3
Brilliant and no no 4 2 4 5 4 4 3
entertaining
consistent no no 4 2 3 4 4 5 1
advance plot no no 4 3 5 3 2 5 3
Social class yes no 4 2 1 5 4 5 3
Sound over words no 2 1 4 2 2 1 3
Interpretation 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 1
Living 2 4 4 3 5 3 3 4
Technique 1 2 2 3 4 1 4 4
setting 2 no 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
pleasing 2 no 2 2 2 3 2 2 2
Emotional Reaction 1 no 2 2 1 2 3 2 3
Costumes and props 3 yes 3 5 5 5 4 5 3
costumes,
no props
Enjoyment 4 no 2 2 2 3 3 2 3
Audience 3 not really 3 5 4 4 5 5 4
Positive 2 no 2 2 2 2 3 2 3

This graph shows how each girl in the show reflected and critiqued their performance from the night before. There were 9 girls
in the class who participated in this reflection. The last two columns were of technicians from the show, and not actors. The
goal was that the students analyze and evaluate their performance, and the students accomplished this goal. The second student
misunderstood some of the questions by writing yes/no responses, but everyone else seemed to understand that we were rating
the evaluations on a scale of either 1-10 or 1-5. The students could have been more spread out when self-evaluating, but the
conversation brought up several good points.