Voice/Diction

by Polly K. Dunn

Unit Objective

Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of voice and diction by developing.  They will represent at least 2 different characters in a radio program, using all 4 vocal variations (tempo, pitch, tone and volume), diction and projection.

 

2014 National Core Arts Theatre Standards:

TH:Cr1.1: Envision, Conceptualize

Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

 

TH:Cr2.1: Develop

Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

 

TH:Cr3.1: Rehearse

Anchor Standard: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation.

 

TH:Pr5.1: Prepare

Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

 

TH:Re7.1: Reflect

Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.

 

TH:Re9.1: Evaluate

Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

 

Class Level 

Drama 2; 65 minute class periods

 

Prior Experience 

Students will have completed a basic theatre class. Students should have been introduced to vocal variations.

 

Main Concepts

Vocal variations – pitch, tempo, tone and volume

Diction, Articulation

Projection

 

Day 1 – Intro to vocal variations and their use for different characters

Objective – Students will understand what each vocal variation is – pitch, tempo, tone and volume. They will consciously use each variation in a group game then individually when they read a children’s story reading.

 

Day 2 – Projection

Objective – Understand and perform proper production for vocal projection

 

Day 3 –  Diction, Articulation

Objective – understand tools used for articulation

 

Day 4  – Introduction of Assignment

Objective – review dramatic plot structure/introduce assignment

 

Day 5 – Writing script/rehearsal

Objective – Students complete script and begin rehearsals

 

Day 6 – Performances

Objective – Performances

 

Day 7 – Quiz

Objective – Assess concepts understood

 

Voice Diction Unit of Lessons.Polly Dunn