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Georgia Performance Standards, from pre-K to 12th grade.


The following performance standards are met by attending a performance at Georgia Shakespeare.


GEORGIA PRE-K BRIGHT FROM THE START CONTENT STANDARDS


CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

CD2 – Children will participate in movement and music activities.

CD2b -- Participates in group singing or other musical activities.


HEALTH AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

HPD3 -- Children understand healthy and safe living practices.

HPD3a -- Participates in activities related to health and personal care routine.

HPD3b --Participates in activities related to nutrition.


LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

LD1 – Children will develop skills in listening for a purpose.

LD1d – Listens to stories read aloud and shows understanding through body language or by interacting appropriately.

LD1g – Becomes increasingly familiar with the structure of stories (Characters, events, plot, resolution of story).

LD3 – Children will develop an understanding of new vocabulary introduced in conversations activities, stories or books.

LD3b – Uses new vocabulary words correctly in the context of play or other classroom

experiences.

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SE3 – Children will increase the capacity for self-control

SE3b – Follows rules and routines within the learning environment. (Field Trip/Audience

Etiquette)SE4 – Children will develop interpersonal and social skills for relating with other members of the learning community.

SE4a – Interacts appropriately with peers and familiar adults. (Field Trip/Audience Etiquette)

SE4b –Begins to recognize the needs and rights of others. (Field Trip/Audience Etiquette)

SE4c – Shows empathy and understanding to others. (Field Trip/Audience Etiquette)

SE4d – Participates successfully as a member of a group. (Field Trip/Audience Etiquette)


KINDERGARTEN


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING, READING VOCABULARY

ELAKR5 The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate effectively.

The student

a. Listens to a variety of texts and uses new vocabulary in oral language.



ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING, READING COMPREHENSION

ELAKR6 The student gains meaning from orally presented text.

The student

a. Listens to and reads a variety of literary (e.g., short stories, poems) and informational texts and materials to gain knowledge and for pleasure.



ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING, LISTENING/SPEAKING/VIEWING

ELAKLSV1 The student uses oral and visual skills to communicate.

The student

f. Increases vocabulary to reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge.



FINE ARTS, VISUAL ARTS, CONTEXTUAL UNDERSTANDING

VAKCU.1 Identifies artists and offers ideas about what art is and who artists are.

The student

b. Identifies artists in the community.


FINE ARTS, THEATRE ARTS

TAESK.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media.

The student

a. Identifies simple theatre vocabulary. (audience, house lights, on stage, backstage, live voices)

b. States the difference between real and pretend.

c. Identifies how theatre experiences are like and unlike real life.

TAESK.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilization.

a. Describes why people dramatize stories.

b. Identifies theatre experiences in the community.

TAESK.9 Exploring the relevance of theatre to careers.

a. States that people have jobs in theatre.

b. Names actors and acting as a career in theatre. (also puppeteers and puppeteering)

TAESK.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre/other media using appropriate supporting evidence.

a. Expresses personal preferences about theatre experiences

b. Describes what is seen, felt, and heard in a theatre experience.

c. Asks questions about what is seen, felt, heard in a theatre experience.

d. Reflects on theatre experiences (written, graphic, non-verbal, and/or oral responses)

TAESK.11 Engaging actively/appropriately as audience member in theatre/other media experiences.

a. Participates as audience.

b. Identifies the basic elements of theatre etiquette.



SOCIAL STUDIES, GOVERNMENT/CIVIC UNDERSTANDINGS

SSKCG1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship. (audience etiquette)

a. Explains how rules are made and why.

b. Explains why rules should be followed.

SSKCG2 The student will retell stories that illustrate positive character traits and will explain how

the people in the stories show the qualities of honesty, patriotism, loyalty, courtesy, respect,

truth, pride, self-control, moderation, and accomplishment.


GRADE 1


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: VOCABULARY


ELA1R5 The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate effectively.

The student

a. Reads and listensto a variety of texts and uses new words in oral and written language.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: READING COMPREHENSION


ELA1R6 The student uses a variety of strategies to understand and gain meaning from grade-level text.

The student

a. Reads and listens to a variety of texts for information and pleasure.

e. Distinguishes fact from fiction in a text.

f. Makes connections between texts and/or personal experiences.



FINE ARTS: THEATRE ARTS


TAES1.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature,

and electronic media.

The student

a. Uses basic theatre vocabulary to discuss theatre experiences.

b. Discusses how dramatic elements such as character, setting, plot, problem, and resolution.

c. Identifies big ideas and themes in a story or theatre experience.

d. Infers character thoughts and feelings through their actions and words.

TAES1.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilization

a. Describes theatre experiences in the community.

TAES1.9 Exploring the relevance of theatres to careers

a. Discusses the roles of actors and directors in the business of the theatre.

TAES1.10 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other

media experiences(pre-show discussion before field trip)

a. Describes the roles and responsibilities of the audience.

b. Demonstrates theatre etiquette.


GRADE 2


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING, LISTENING/SPEAKING/VIEWING


ELA2LSP1 The student uses oral and visual skills to communicate. The student

a. Interprets information presented and seeks clarification when needed.

d. Listens to and views a variety of media to acquire information.

e. Increases vocabulary to reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge.


FINE ARTS , THEATRE ARTS


TAES2.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature,

and electronic media (post-show discussion of puppet play in classroom)

a. Defines theatre terminology.

b. Discusses connections between theatre and life experiences.

c. Uses dramatic elements such as plot, setting, theme, problem, resolution, and character to discuss theatre experiences.

d. Summarizes the main idea of the theatrical experience, dramatic literature, and electronic media.

e. Investigates the main ideas, details, sequence of events, and cause-effect relationships of the theatrical experience, dramatic literature, and electronic media.

TAES2.9 Exploring the relevance of theatre to careers(post-show discussion)

a. Identifies and describes major jobs in the theatre business, such as director, actor,

designer, and playwright.

TAES2.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting

evidence (post-show discussion in classroom)

a. Interprets what is felt, seen and heard in a theatre experience.

b. Reflects on theatre experiences using a variety of written, graphic, non-verbal and oral

responses.

TAES2.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other

media experiences

a. Describes the roles and responsibilities of the audience.

b. Identifies the elements of theatre etiquette.


GRADE 3


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: LISTENING/SPEAKING/VIEWING


ELA3LSV1 The student uses oral and visual strategies to communicate.

The student

b. Recalls, interprets and summarizes information presented orally.

d. Listens to and views a variety of media to acquire information.



FINE ARTS, THEATRE ARTS


TAES3.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic

literature, and electronic media (post-show discussion in classroom)

The student

a. Defines theatre terminology.

b. Discusses connections between theatre and life experiences.

c. Uses dramatic elements such as plot, setting, theme, problem, resolution, and

character to communicate a main idea.

d. Summarizes the main idea of the theatrical experience, dramatic literature, and

electronic media.

e. Uses inference to investigate the main ideas, details, sequence of events, and cause effect in theatre experiences.

TAES3.9 Exploring the relevance of theatre to careers(post-show discussion in classroom)

The student

a. Describes the skills needed for major careers such as director, actor,

designer, technician, playwright, and stage manager in the theatre business.

b. Analyzes why the theatre business involves multiple people and occupations.

TAES3.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate

supporting evidence (post-show discussion in classroom)

The student

a. Critiques a theatrical experience using appropriate theatre terminology.

b. Interprets what is seen, felt and heard in a theatre experience.

c. Reflects on theatre experiences using a variety of written, graphic, non-verbal and oral responses.

TAES3.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or

other media experiences





GRADE 4



ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: READING


ELA4R1 The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. The Texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the grade four reading list.

For literary texts, the student identifies the characteristics of various genres and produces evidence of reading that:

b. Identifies and analyzes the elements of plot, character, and setting in stories read, written, viewed or performed.

h. Identifies themes and lessons in folktales, tall tales and fables.



ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING : LISTENING/SPEAKING/VIEWING


ELA4LSV2The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others and express and understand ideas.

When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film

productions and electronic media), the student

a. Demonstrates an awareness of the presence of media in the daily lives of most

people.

b. Evaluates the role of the media in focusing attention and in forming an opinion.

c. Judges the extent to which the media provides a source of entertainment as well as a source of information.


FINE ARTS, THEATRE ARTS


TAES4.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media. (Post-show discussion)

The student

a. Defines and uses theatre vocabulary.

b. Explains how theatrical experiences reflect life.

c. Analyzes dramatic elements such as plot, point of view, conflict, resolution, and/or significant events.

d. Summarizes theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media experiences.

e. Makes inferences about setting, character, events and main ideas in theatre experiences.

TAES4.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations. (Post-show discussion)



GRADE 5


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: READING


ELA5R1 The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Five reading list.

For literary texts, the student identifies the characteristics of various genres and produces evidence of reading that.

The student

a. Identifies and analyzes the elements of setting, characterization and conflict in plot.

b. Identifies and analyzes the structural elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., scenes, acts, cast of characters, stage directions) in the plays read, viewed, written and performed.

c. Identifies and analyzes the similarities and differences between a narrative text and its film or play version.

d. Relates a literary work to information about its setting (historically or culturally).

For informational texts, the student reads and comprehends in order to develop understanding and expertise and produces evidence of reading that.

The student

g. Makes perceptive and well-developed connections.

h. Relates new information to prior knowledge and experience and makes connections to

related topics or information.


FINE ARTS, THEATRE ARTS


TAES5.1 Analyzing and construction meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and Electronic media

The student

a. Applies theatre vocabulary in discussions.

b. Analyzes how theatrical experiences reflect and impact society.

c. Identifies and analyzes the structural elements of dramatic literature such as scenes, acts, characters and stage directions, in plays read, viewed, written and performed.

d. Analyzes and summarizes theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media experiences.

TAES5.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations

The student

a. Describes how theatre arts connect to self and society.

b. Relates a dramatic work to information about its historic period.



GRADE 6


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: LISTENING,SPEAKING, VIEWING


ELA6LSV2 The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others and express and understand ideas. The student will select and critically analyze messages using rubrics as assessment tools.


When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions and electronic media), the student:

b. Identifies the tone, mood and emotion conveyed in the oral communication.


FINE ARTS: THEATRE ARTS


TAMS6.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media

The student

a. Identifies the elements, themes, and structure of drama (post-show classroom discussion)

b. Identifies, describes, and classifies character traits (post-show classroom discussion)

c. Interprets meaning within the context of a dramatic text (post-show classroom discussion)

d. Explores the connections between theatre and real life (post-show classroom discussion)

e. Compares and differentiates between various forms of media (post-show classroom discussion)

TAMS6.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations(Describes the origins of theatre [post-show classroom discussion] )

The student

a. Creates a table summarizing the ways in which the role of theatre has changed over time (post-show classroom discussion/activity)

b. Identifies ways in which theatre influences a culture (post-show classroom discussion)

c. Identifies ways in which a culture influences theatre (post-show classroom discussion)

d. Analyzes ways in which theatre reflects the culture of a society (post-show classroom discussion)

TAMS6.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media

experiences

The student

a. Models appropriate audience behaviors

b. Analyzes the relationship between an audience and a performer

c. Creates guidelines for behaviors appropriate to a theatre experience (pre-show class discussion)


GRADE 7


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: LISTENING,SPEAKING, VIEWING


ELACC7SL2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.


THEATRE ARTS


TAMS7.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic

literature, and electronic media

The student (post show discussion):

a. Identifies and compares elements of drama present in various forms of media

b. Outlines dramatic structure used in various forms of theatrical media

c. Compares common themes present in various forms of theatrical media

d. Creates a list of traits exhibited by archetypal characters

e. Analyzes the connections between theatre and real life

f. Compares different forms of media production

TAMS7.4 Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre

The student:

a. Identifies technical elements of theatre

TAMS7.5 Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for

performance

a. Recognizes the role and responsibilities of the director

TAMS7.6 Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

The student (post-show discussion)

a. Utilizes advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical

information

b. Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production

c. Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information

d. Draws conclusions regarding cultural similarities and differences

e. Examines how a culture is defined through theatre and other media

TAMS7.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations

The student (post show discussion)

a. Describes the origins of theatre from a global perspective

b. Identifies reasons why the role of theatre has changed over time

c. Evaluates ways in which theatre and culture influence each other

d. Analyzes, explains, and defends theatre’s role as the reflection of a culture

TAMS7.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate

supporting evidence

The student (post show activity)

a. Identifies the benefits of dramatic criticism

b. Assesses the role and responsibility of the audience as an integral part of media

productions

c. Utilizes appropriate criteria to develop an assessment/evaluation instrument for

theatre experiences

d. Applies the instrument to evaluate theatre and other media productions

e. Makes and defends recommendations based on theatre evaluations

TAMS7.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member during theatre

and other media experiences

The student

a. Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors

b. Summarizes the relationship between the audience and performers

c. Predicts how audience relationships will differ with venue and performance

type


GRADE 8


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING: LISTENING,SPEAKING, VIEWING


ELACC8SL2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the

motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.


THEATRE ARTS


TAMS8.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic

literature, and electronic media

The student

a. Investigates the experiences and ideas present in all forms of presentational

media

b. Analyzes the elements of drama present in theatrical experiences

c. Identifies and articulates dramatic structure used in various forms of theatre

d. Interprets meaning within various forms of theatrical experiences

e. Connects dramatic literature and theatre presentations to the human experience

f. Compares and contrasts various forms of theatre and other media

TAMS8.6 Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

The student (post show discussion)

a. Applies advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical

information

b. Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production

c. Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information

d. Examines how culture is defined through theatre and other media

TAMS8.7 Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences, to

create theatre

The student (post-show discussion)

a. Analyzes and explains common themes, content, and structure among theatre

and other disciplines

b. Compares theatre and media presentations to human experiences

TAMS8.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations

The student (post show discussion)

a. Describes theatre’s role in the development of global communication

b. Compares and contrasts historic theatre forms with contemporary media

productions

c. Identifies and describes recurring cultural motifs and social themes present in a

variety of theatre and media presentations

d. Researches and describes cultures that influenced American theatre

e. Discusses theatre’s role in reflecting the culture of a society

TAMS8.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate

supporting evidence

The student (post show discussion)

a. Recognizes the role of dramatic criticism in media production

b. Summarizes the role and responsibility of the audience as an integral part of

media productions

c. Utilizes specific criteria to articulate dramatic criticism

d. Applies principles of dramatic criticism as both an audience member and

participant

e. Implements appropriate changes based on dramatic criticism

TAMS8.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and

other media experiences

The student

a. Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors

b. Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical

to the success of the production

c. Examines how audience relationships differ with venue and performance typeGeorgia


GRADES 9-12


FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE


TAHSFTI.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic

literature, and electronic media

The student (post-show discussion)

a. Critiques elements of theatrical conventions

b. Generates and uses terminology and outline for critiquing theatre presentation

c. Cites evidence of how theatre reflects life through universal themes

d. Identifies stage terminology

TAHSFTI.4 Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre

The student (post-show discussion)

a. Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting,

set, scenic, costume, makeup, marketing and business aspects)

TAHSFTI.6 Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

The student (post show discussion)

a. Defines the role of the dramaturge

TAHSFTI.7 Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to

create theatre

The student (post show discussion)

a. Identifies the various art forms which may be integrated into theatre (e.g.,

dance, music, visual arts, graphic arts, and electronic media)

TAHSFTI.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations

The student (post show discussion)

a. Analyzes plays and dramas that are representative of historical periods

b. Identifies and analyzes plays and dramas that are culturally diverse

c. Recognizes historical events that have influenced the role of theatre

d. Recognizes theatrical events that have impacted cultural development

TAHSFTI.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate

supporting evidence

The student (post-show discussion)

a. Differentiates between constructive and destructive critiques

b. Generates and uses terminology for critiquing theatrical presentations

c. Utilizes constructive criticism to improve performance

TAHSFTI.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and

other media experiences

a. Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors

b. Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical

to the success of the production

c. Examines how audience relationships differ with venue and performance typeGeorgia


FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE II


TAHSFTII.1 Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic

literature, and electronic media

The student (post show discussion)

a. Critiques and analyzes elements of theatrical conventions

b. Generates and uses terminology and outline for critiquing theatre presentation

c. Cites evidence of how theatre reflects life through universal themes

d. Interprets text and subtext

e. Illustrates the process of script analysis in a variety of scripts




TAHSFTII.4 Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre

The student (post show discussion)

a. Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting,

TAHSFTII.8 Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations

The student (post show discussion)

a. Analyzes plays and dramas that are representative of various historical periods

b. Identifies and analyzes plays and dramas that are culturally diverse

c. Recognizes historical events that have influenced the role of theatre

d. Recognizes theatrical events that have impacted cultural development

e. Analyzes and explains theatre conventions and traditions for different cultures

and time periods

f. Analyzes and explains how universal themes in theatre transcend time and

space

g. Explores the works of milestone playwrights

h. Analyzes milestone plays for dramatic elements that contribute to their lasting

influence

i. Predicts which contemporary plays may endure

TAHSFTII.10 Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate

supporting evidence

The student (post show discussion)

a. Distinguishes between constructive and destructive critiques

b. Generates and uses terminology for critiquing theatrical presentations

c. Modifies performance based on critiques

d. Utilizes constructive criticism to identify patterns of on-stage speech and

behavior that enhance or detract from a performance

e. Discerns the validity of critiques

f. Creates and defends in-depth critiques of performances

g. Synthesizes various critiques to determine performance strengths and

weaknesses

TAHSFTII.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and

other media experiences

The student

a. Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors

b. Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical

to the success of the production

c. Examines how audience relationships differ with venue and performance type

d. States and supports aesthetic judgments through experiences in diverse styles

and genres of theatre


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