Pre-4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Learn How to Act!
The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders learn how to act with Mr Greg Dale!
The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders enjoyed an activity with actor, Greg Dale, this afternoon.
Mr Dale started the afternoon with explaining the different aspects of acting, such as tone, volume, lines, projection, and energy.
Soon after, the group started their first activity, which was to simply, walk. While at first the students walked around normally in circles, they then started to walk in different scenarios. From rainy days to hot days, and as babies to as old people. This activity was a great way for the students to start acting, and they were able to understand that when acting, you are not exactly yourself, but also not exactly “not yourself”. Instead, you are a “different you”, so when acting, you have to believe in the situation that you are put in.
The second activity was in groups. The students, in small groups, worked as a “machine” in which they worked together to create unique patterns with each member bringing a new sound and action to the “machine”. An important part of this activity is keeping a rhythm with your teammates, as working together with others with a good rhythm is essential in acting!
Afterwards, the students worked on voice projection. For this activity the students lined up in 2 rows across the room and played a question and answer game with their classmates on the other line. To do this, it was very important that each student is projecting their voice and send energy out, while refraining from shouting to the other side.
The next activity was focused on line memorization through hearing and speaking. As a whole group, the students created 6 phrases that connected together to make 2 sentences. By repeating each phrase before adding on the next, the students were all able to remember the lines, “I went to South Korea on Saturday with my grandmother who was wearing a T-shirt and jeans. It was fun but all my clothes got wet!” Mr Dale explained this method of memorizing as, “Add, add, add!”, and all we’re able to see how effective this method of memorization truly was!
Next, the students learned how to feel, and not just speak. Through putting emotion behind words, the same phrase, can change its meaning completely! The students imitated Mr Dale’s different tone’s as he said the phrases, “What are you doing?”, “C’mon, you can do it!”, and “I already did it!”, and as a group, explained the different situations the different tone’s would be used in. Then, the students worked with a partner, and talked for a minute to convince, complain, encourage, and blame, their partner about anything they wished to talk about. With each different situation, the students used different tones to further convey their message and emotion. To end the lesson, in the same partners, the students were given a situation between 2 sisters, that they interpreted and practiced together, before performing before the class.
Mr Dale was an incredible teacher, and all students were able to learn a lot about acting as well as how to be a better speaker. They will be using the skills learned this afternoon, in their drama classes this week!
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