21 Days of Improv is a day-by-day set of Improv activities that have been accumulated from 'classic' Improv sources or ones that I have specifically created for this unit.
The purpose of having students develop using Improv techniques is to make them more spontaneous and responsive as actors, carrying a strong sense of creativity and improvisation forward into their scripted work. These activities also develop a strong sense of comedic timing, which is essential when performing scripted comedic roles.
The challenge with teaching Improv to large classes is in the amount of times students will spend observing their classmates versus performing themselves. This unit has been constructed to solve this problem by 'pacing' the class through activities and games which vary from 2 actors to the whole class being on stage simultaneously.
Each day/class is also constructed to provide creative 'breaks' in the day's structure, so that the class does not become exhaustive in the ways students must be constantly either performing or observing.
I use this unit in both Grades 11 and 12, as there are no 'repeated' games in the 21 day structure students do not become overly familiar with the activities. This product is not only intended for experienced teachers looking for materials and specific scene types. As this unit is extensively explained with "Teacher Notes", it would also be of use to beginning teachers. Teachers should note, however, that this unit will require some teacher participation in terms of deciding how to mark, present and rehearse these materials within their classrooms. These are not 'classroom kits' with tests and answer keys - these are more the 'materials' that are to be used with the students each day.