Grade 5 Performing Arts

In fifth grade students build on the fundamental skills of theatricality they acquired in fourth grade. They continue to practice public speaking skills gained in previous years while also learning to use the podium and microphone. Through the use of drama games, creative movement, poetry, and theatrical critique, students continue to expand upon their performing arts skills. Students will continue to explore the devised theater process in the classroom setting. In addition, students take part in the fifth grade production, and are tasked to learn lines and lyrics, develop a strong character, acquire choreographic moves, and help with the creation of costumes and sets.

Our fifth grade students will:

  • apply elements of the devised theater process in a classroom setting
  • further expand their theatrical vocabulary
  • utilize physical expression techniques (with focus on Rudolf Laban methodology)
  • learn the difference between poetry and prose in Shakespeare’s plays and how this informs character in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • build upon previously learned improvisation skills to create and perform dramatic events and characters
  • continue to build their confidence as an orator and presenter