Welcome to Oratory at Stone Academy!
This year I am very excited to be teaching 7th & 8th grades theatre and public speaking in a course called Oratory.
In Oratory students will:
- Develop communication skills.
- Increase confidence in public presentations.
- Collaborate with peers to accomplish common goals.
- Make connections between theatre arts/public speaking and other fields of knowledge.
- Develop critical skills to evaluate their own work and work of others
- Think and act creatively by solving problems individually or collaboratively and by employing originality, flexibility, and imagination.
- Develop the acting skills necessary for creative dramatic performance.
- Develop, monitor, and revise plans of action to meet deadlines and accomplish goals.
40%- In-Class Work
60% - Speeches/Presentations/Performances
Students will create character through voice and body exercise improvisations.
Students will discuss delivery, posture, eye contact, and volume, and how all four areas work together to help ensure a speaker is heard and understood.
Students will practice articulation and diction through reading tongue twisters, and performing them for the class.
Students will create a "Coat of Arms" speech, which when presented will enable students introduce themselves to the class in a meaningful and memorable way. (7th and 8th grade)
Students will interview a classmate and present their partner to the class, demonstrating proper posture and eye contact. (6th grade)
Students will participate in readers' theatre group work, working to direct scenes, create character, and entertain an audience.
Students will read, memorize, and perform Shakespeare (selections from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Sonnet 18)
Students will give impromptu speeches (7th and 8th grade)
Students will collaboratively write stories based on inspiration props, that are acted out for the class.