Students will demonstrate their understanding of the rules of improv by participating in an improv performance/competition.
rules of improvisation, character development, scene creation, improv games, obstacles
CONTENT STANDARD 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
Students learn the rules and guidelines for improv as well as several performance type improv games. Unit culminates in a “Comedy Sportz” type game.
Lesson 1: Intro to ImprovisationStudents will apply their understanding of the basics of improvisation by identifying improv skills in a film and defining guidelines.
Lesson 2: Show, Don’t TellStudents will apply their understanding of showing in improv by participating in “Party Quirks” and reflecting on their experience.
Lesson 3: Creating CharacterStudents will apply their understanding of character by creating a list of standards of characters and reflecting on their experience.
Lesson 4: Scene Disaster!Students will apply their knowledge of improvisation in a performance setting by performing a scene with obstacles.
Lesson 5: Rules ReviewedStudents will interpret and apply the 8 guidelines of improv by creating a 2 minute skit and game that demonstrates the guidelines given.
Lesson 6: PerformancesStudents will demonstrate their understanding of the rules of improv by participating in a final improv performance/competition.
This daily rubric may be used throughout the unit to grade specific improvs: Rubric 0-5 points
Student is actively involved in the class and is thoughtful in their reflection (5) to Student barely participates and merely goes through the motions (1).
Improvisation Unit of Lessons.Allison Rex
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