HOOK: Assign the students an end-of the class period teaser. The teaser will be as follows:
Prepare a 20-30 preview of your favorite part of your scene.
Following the day’s rehearsal, the class will come together and students will perform a small piece of their favorite moment from their scene to get the class excited for the upcoming performances.
STEP 1: Instruction – hand out the final performance rubric. Review the rubric with the students. Site examples from each of the categories and clarify expectations. Allow for questions from the students.
STEP 2: Group Practice –Allow students to break into their groups and give them time to rehearse their scene. They should be rehearsing with all of their props. Give them a time limit and let them know that the last 10-15 minutes of class are for their teaser as well as another activity.
STEP 3: Have each group perform their 30 second teaser for the class. Encourage and excite the students for their upcoming performances.
STEP 4: Bring the class together again. Ask students to reflect on their rehearsal time during class throughout the entire project. Hand out the rehearsal evaluation sheet and have each student evaluate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 in each of the categories. Provide clarification as needed. Have the students turn in their evaluations. You may choose to have the students write on the back of their sheet feedback from the unit (things that helped, what they liked/didn’t like).
CLOSURE: Remind students of their upcoming performance. Remind them to come prepared to perform and to bring all props and costumes.
ASSESSMENT: Students can be assessed by their rehearsal self-evaluation form, their teaser and/or their participation.