Acting Syllabus 2019-2020
- Feel confident acting in front of others
- Ability to improvise in various situations
- Create unique characters
- Write scenes
- Understanding of theatre etiquette
- Know locations of the stage
- Understand theatre vocabulary
- Know jobs related to theatre
- Participate in productions
- Work collaboratively with others
By the end of the year you should be able to do the following:
- Read and analyze a play
- Create a character
- Perform a featured production
- Scripts (when assigned)
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 59 or lower
- Be on time
- Be prepared
- Do your work
- Always do your best
- Cheer on your classmates
- Leave your excuses at the door
- Ask if you don’t understand
- Cheer for the Gators
I do not accept late work.
Check my website and Google Classroom if you’re absent. All make up work for excused absences should be completed within 3 days per the student handbook. This includes making arrangements for tests and performances.
Students enrolled in this class will be required to perform but may also work in technical capacities.
Students enrolled in this class will be required to join the drama club and participate in our district thespian competition in December. The class dues for this will be $80. These are due by September 30th or will be placed on the student’s debt account.
Students who participate in district thespians are invited to attend the Florida State Thespian Festival in March. This is not required, but is a great learning experience for students. Additional fees will apply.
Students will be required to attend outside performances for a grade. Acting 1 students will be required to watch one play a semester and fill out a play review form along with attaching the program and ticket stub from the performance. Acting 2 and 3 students will be required to watch two plays a semester and fill out a play review form along with attaching the program and ticket stub from the performance. These performances should be live theatrical productions, not dance or something from YouTube. The Ocala Civic Theatre offers a free student night the Wednesday before each of its mainstage performances open, creating a great opportunity for students to enjoy a live production. There are also numerous local and school theatres throughout Central Florida where students can have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of shows. Please plan ahead and pick something that appeals to you. Planning ahead is imperative.
- Any assignments that were assigned prior to an absence that were due on the day the student was absent from class must be emailed to me by the start of the student’s class the day it is due, and a hard copy turned in on the first day the student is back in class. Otherwise, the assignment will be counted as late work with the late work penalty applied. Likewise, if a student was in class when an assignment was given, no extension will be given on that assignment due to an absence prior to the due date (i.e. projects, major papers, etc.).
- Homework is due when collected. This means the beginning of class. Students may not complete missed homework during class because it causes students to fall even further behind.
- Work missed due to absences: It is the student’s responsibility to check website/Google Classroom to see what was missed and then either to print out the attached resources or to come to me to pick up missed worksheets, etc. Students who have been absent should plan to speak to the teacher either after school or prior to the start of the school day or during CAT period upon return with questions about missed work and/or information posted on the class page. Special arrangements may be made ahead of time for a lunch appointment. The teacher does not always have time to go into the necessary details in class with a student who has been absent.
- Students who have problems on an assignment must contact the teacher prior to the night before something is due for an explanation or other support. An excuse of “I didn’t understand what to do” will not be accepted the day an assignment is due or after that due date.
- CHEATING: Copying, sharing answers, using unacceptable resources to complete assignments/assessments, and/or plagiarizing are grounds for failing the assignment and disciplinary action, per the MCPS Student Code of Conduct. All work should be considered “independent” work unless otherwise informed. “Working together” means sharing your understanding of the assignment and clarifying anything that is unclear. “Working together” does not mean sharing answers in any format: written, spoken, graphic, digital. I take cheating very seriously. Students who provide answers to another student will be treated the same way as those who get the information from another student(s). Students may not have cell phones visible or being used in class unless specifically directed by the teacher. If a student is using a cell phone to cheat, that assignment will receive a zero, and the student will be written up.
- Outside of school: Technology (Have a back-up plan in place as technology problems are not an excuse for late/missing work) – computer, Internet access, printer WITH extra ink; blank white paper (letter size).
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- SAFETY NETS include such activities as in-class remediation through small group work and teacher support, tutoring, and CAT period. Additionally, students who receive a D or an F on a formal presentation assignment have the opportunity to perform the piece again the following class period for no higher than a grade of C, if they complete an analysis of the scene and how they hope to improve.
Parents and students may also CONTACT ME by emailing questions to Vickie.Treulieb@marion.k12.fl.us. To leave a voice mail message, please call 671-4700.. Email contacts will be returned no later than within 24 hours, but it may take up to 48 hours to return a phone call, as my schedule is not always predictable. Emailing will always get a faster response, since I check that several times a day.