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PK: 
a. With prompting and support, identify characters in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
K: 
a. With prompting and support, identify characters and setting in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
1: 
a. Describe a story’s character actions and dialogue in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama). b. Use body, face, gestures, and voice to communicate character traits and emotions in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
2: 
a Interpret story elements in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama). b. Alter voice and body to expand and articulate nuances of a character in a guided drama experience (e.g., (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
3: 
a. Apply the elements of dramatic structure to a story and create a drama/theatre work. b. Investigate how movement and voice are incorporated into drama/theatre work.
4: 
a. Modify the dialogue and action to change the story in a drama/theatre work. b. Make physical choices to develop a character in a drama/theatre work.
5: 
a. Describe the underlying thoughts and emotions that create dialogue and action in a drama/theatre work. b. Use physical choices to create meaning in a drama/theatre work.
6: 
a. Identify the essential events in a story or script that make up the dramatic structure in a drama/theatre work. b. Experiment with various physical choices to communicate character in a drama/theatre work.
7: 
a. Consider various staging choices to enhance the story in a drama/theatre work. b. Use various character objectives in a drama/theatre work.
8: 
a. Explore different pacing to better communicate the story in a drama/theatre work. b. Use various character objectives and tactics in a drama/theatre work to overcome an obstacle.
HS Proficient: 
a. Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of a drama/theatre work. b. Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.
HS Accomplished: 
a. Discover how unique choices shape believable and sustainable drama/ theatre work. b. Identify essential text information, research from various sources, and the director’s concept that influence character choices in a drama/theatre work.
HS Advanced: 
a. Apply reliable research of directors’ styles to form unique choices for a directorial concept in a drama/theatre work. b. Apply a variety of researched acting techniques as an approach to character choices in a drama/theatre work.

Artistic Processes are the cognitive and physical actions by which arts learning and making are realized. National Core Arts Standards are based on the artistic processes of Creating; Performing/ Producing/Presenting; Responding; and Connecting.