8th Grade Theatre Majors

2017 - 2018
8th Grade Theatre Majors

The 8thGrade curriculum brings together the first two years of actor training through the performance of selected play, mounting its production and with the inclusion of supplementary activities in other Theatre Arts disciplines, such as costume, props, scenic elements and lighting.  

The performance of this production as a fully designed and realized production happens in the early November and is known as 8th Grade Theatre Majors Play.  This year it will be a Grimm's Fairy Tale Spectaculthon!

MS Theatre Adjudications are prepared for once again plus, for the monologue component a Shakespeare monologue is given.  This prepares the student for the HS Shakespeare studies and builds on the experience of Shakespearean Scenes in 6th grade, Shakespeare language structure study in 7th grade.

Students also continue on to a higher level of story making and collaboration skills through the study for the Short Form Improv Show happening in the Spring along with competing in the SC Junior Thespian competition too!

In addition, students will be work in other subject areas as: Acting Technique, Stage Combat & Cold Readings.


SC State Theatre Standards
Storymaking/Script, Acting, Directing, Designing, Research,
Valuing & Responding, Connecting, History & Culture

CCSOA MS Theatre Core Curriculum Goals 
Student actors who have:

  • Self-sufficiency in play & script analysis.

  • On-going development of their acting apparatus:voice, body,

    technique, imagination & confidence.

  • Facility to create theatrical stories.

  • Good work ethic.

  • High level of collaboration skills.

  • Good command of general theatre knowledge.


Work Ethic Scoring
work ethic - how is it scored.pdf


DLP Scoring
DLP Memo scoring with explanations.pdf

Grading Improv Theatre Performers
Improv Rubrics

8th Grade Shakespeare Monologue Cuttings
8G Monologues for 17.pdf


8th Grade Shakespeare Monologue Worksheet
Shakespeare Monolgue Worksheet- 8G.pdf

Seven Steps to Good Shakespeare
7 Steps to Shakespeare.pdf

Cold Reading Handout
Cold Reading Advice- shorten version.pdf

MS ADJ TERMS for 2018  (The list that is used every year.)
First 25 MS adj terms to be used ever year.pdf

Second Set of MS Adj Terms(This is the list only being used for this year.)
Second 25 MS Adj Terms only being used for 2018


8th Grade Fourth Nine Weeks Grades

Adjudication Grade - 100
Jr. Thespian Grade - 100
Credit Grade for Jr. Thespian Work - 50
Credit Work for Adjudications- 50
Improv Quality Grade - 50
Work Ethic - 300
Knot Test - 100

These Grades are subject to change as per the instructor's discretion.