Week 1: Newspaper Black out poems– students create poems and then display work in our newspaper gallery collage!
Week 2: Research Week– each class is assigned one season of the year. Winter (Jan/Feb), Spring (March/April/May), Summer (June/July/August), Fall (September/October/November) On computers, students research culturally significant news items of their season. As a class, students decide on their top 5 items.
Week 3: Draft 1– Students apply research to dialogue. Draft 1 writing and present for critique.
Week 4: Draft 2– Apply critique to scripts and revise. Present draft 2 for critique and apply any changes to scripts before rehearsals.
Week 5: Rehearsal & Draft 3– In their groups, using kind rehearsal language, students rehearse the scripts that they have written. Presenting Draft 3 in performance.
Week 6: Rehearsal & Program Development– students design programs in the style of newspaper pages
Week 7: Exhibition