Course Syllabus

Franklinton Middle School Theatre Syllabus 6th Grade 1st Elective

Teacher: Ms. Tasha Hatten

Contact information:

Virtual Office hours: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm via Google Meet using the nickname: HattenDRAMA ; students can access links for these hours from either Gmail or their Google Classroom.  

As part of the virtual learning environment, students may be asked to use the following third party digital tools:

  1. Google Meets and recordings
  2. iMovie (if you have access to iPad, iPhone or Mac)
  3. Bitmoji

If you do not wish for your student to use these tools, please complete THIS FORM and email it to me.

Students will access course information by going to Google Classroom Code 7tt4qx7.  Students will need their FCS google account username and password for access.  If you have questions about the student login, please email me.

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I can conceive and develop new artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard C1.3:  I can improvise scenes and write scripts using story elements and structure.

Anchor Standard AE1.2:  I can design and use technical elements for improvised scenes and written scripts.

Performing, Presenting, and Producing:

I can produce new artistic ideas and work from a variety of materials,

techniques, and processes.

Anchor Standard C2.1:  I can act in improvised scenes and written scripts.

Anchor Standard CU2.2:  I can direct and organize work for a performance to reflect specific content, ideas, skills, and media.


I can interpret and evaluate how the arts convey meaning.

Anchor Standard A1.2:  I can interpret and evaluate live or recorded theatre performances as an active audience member.

Anchor Standard CU2.1:  I can practice theatre professionalism through observation and self-reflection.


I can relate artistic ideas and work to personal meaning and external context.

Anchor Standard CU1.2:  I can examine the role of theatre through history and culture

Anchor Standard CU1.1:  I can relate theatre to other content areas, arts disciplines, and careers.

Anchor Standard A1.1:  I can use a variety of resources to research multiple aspects of theatre.

So, what’s going to be happening in Drama this year?

  • Group Work: Building an ensemble is essential in theatrical work. Students will work with different students in the classroom, not always best friends. Students will be evaluated on their individual work within the group. It is important to learn to work through problems, no matter whom the conflict is with. There will be a group work checklist posted in Google Classroom for teacher observation and assessment.
  • Playwriting: We would not have theatre, if there were no plays. We will be writing monologues, scenes, and may even write our own play. Students will write digitally on Google Docs. I insist on Google Docs because the students can access it anywhere to work on it from any device with Google Docs. (I plan on setting up an interactive notebook that you will be sharing with me so that I can check in on work daily)
  • Written Reflection: Students will reflect on their work, at least on a weekly basis. It is important as students take control of their learning. This will be done in your interactive notebook and will be graded.
  • Performance: All students are expected to perform in class in some way, not necessarily in a leading or large role, but performance is expected and is non-negotiable. If you are uncomfortable having others see you, we will work towards the goal of being more comfortable and by the end of the semester you should be able to share your videos of your performances with your class. Work in design and technical theatre will be available at times, but it does not replace the performance assignments.
  • Design Work: We will take a look a varying depth at prop, costume, make-up, and scenic design. 

4 Questions for taking responsibility:

  1. What are you doing?
  2. What are you supposed to be doing?
  3. Are you doing it?
  4. What are you going to do about it?

4 Questions for Disrespect:

  1. Whom are you talking to?
  2. How are you supposed to be talking to me/her/him?
  3. Were you doing it?
  4. So, how are you going to talk to me/her/him?

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