[This unit has Sections that were planned to be taught in lessons or lesson segments to accommodate a 45-minute daily class schedule. The segments can be separated and/or combined as needed.]
Students will be able to identify and use projection, diction, and vocal variations of rate, pitch, tone, inflection and emphasis by performing a radio drama for their classmates.
National Content Standard #2:
Acting by developing basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes b) Students demonstrate acting skills (such as sensory recall, concentration, breath control, diction, body alignment, control of isolated body parts) to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices c) Students, in an ensemble, interact as the invented characters
State Standard Objective 2:
VOICE Develop expressive use of the voice. a) Demonstrate a clear voice when communicating in performance. b) Explain the elements of voice and speech production; e.g., intensity, pitch, rhythm, volume.
District I CANS: Stage VoiceI CAN:
Define the vocal qualities of: projection, rate, diction, and expression.
Demonstrate correct use of my voice when performing.
Utilize my voice to further develop my character.
During Performance I Can:
Speak clearly, using good articulation.
Control the rate of my speech.
Demonstrate vocal variety for my character.
Vocal variety is a major part of creating a believable character.
How does the way we use our voices help others understand what we are trying to communicate?
We can convey a variety of meanings to the same words using vocal variety in many settings outside of theatre practice.