Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Theatre 4.1

Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

  • (1) integrate sensory and emotional responses in dramatic play;
    • (A) develop body awareness and spatial perception using rhythmic and expressive movement;
    • (B) respond to sound, music, images, language, and literature with voice and movement and participate in dramatic play using actions, sounds, and dialogue;
    • (C) express emotions and ideas using interpretive movements, sounds, and dialogue;
    • (D) imitate and synthesize life experiences in dramatic play;
    • (E) use common objects to represent the setting, enhance characterization, and clarify actions; and
    • (F) define and demonstrate correct use of basic theatrical terms such as dialogue, character, scene, prop, costumes, setting, and theme.


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