Students will demonstrate their understanding of the role of a theatre production team, the definition of each member, and his/her responsibilities, talents/skills by taking a test and working on their Production Book (portfolio) which is based on a chosen scene from Midsummer Night’s Dream and includes hands-on, creative projects for specific positions on a production team and similar to what they would do if working an actual production.
Copies of unit test
Copies of Production Book grading sheet
Extra handouts from unit lessons
Supplies that may help the students be more creative in completing their portfolios: colored pencils, scissors, glue, colored paper, etc.
Arrange the desks/chairs so they are scattered around the room (a few feet from other chairs/desks). Tell the students to sit down and review for the Production Team Test
Step 1—Before administering the test, explain that students can work on their portfolios after they submit their tests. Also explain the Expectations and Consequences of this work day:
Expectations: Students are expected to use the time wisely.
Students will do their own work.
Participation points determined by how much is accomplished.
I will be available to help, clarify, and answer questions.
Consequences: Today’s work day will end immediately, and
Students will not be given work time in the future.
Read the instructions of the test aloud. Check for Understanding.
ADMINISTER THE TEST.
Step 2—(As each student turns in his/her test) Hand out the Portfolio Grading Sheet and instruct the student(s) that they have the rest of the period to complete work on their Production Book.
Step 3—Continually monitor the students throughout the class period. Maintain close proximity with students by walking around the room, checking students’ work.
Step 4—Keep the students apprised of the time.
Step 5— Ask students if they need any help.
Step 6—Have students wind up their projects and clean up a few minutes before the bell rings.
Ask: Was this time helpful? How? Why?
CLOSURE: Remind students that they must finish the project outside of class. “REMEMBER: Student Production Books (Portfolios) are due at the beginning of the next class period.” Also, remind students to write their final entry in their learning log because it is due the next period. Tell them that you expect them to have at least one entry for each lesson — 14.