T.E313

Action Verbs

Action Verbs

Students will learn to create actions and scenes using action verbs. First they will perform individually, and then they will perform in small groups. Finally, each group will write a scene and perform it. All these activities will be based on the action verbs given to them.

All performances should be video recorded for later scoring. The student reflection is not scored but should be read by the teacher to inform the teacher about how each student was challenged by the process and learned from the experience.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.


These are analytic rubrics. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC¬–PERFORM INDIVIDUAL ACTION VERB

  • Dimension
  • Individual Performance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The verb was not performed.

    N/A at this time.
  • A verb was performed, but it did not match the action verb. The class could not guess the verb.

    N/A at this time.
  • The verb was performed. The performance matched the action verb. The class had difficulty guessing the verb.

    N/A at this time.
  • The verb was performed. The performance matched the action verb. The class had no difficulty guessing the verb.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC¬–PERFORM GROUP ACTION VERB 1

  • Dimension
  • First Group Performance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Group scene was not performed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Group scene was performed but did not match the action verbs.

    N/A at this time.
  • Group scene was performed. Performance mostly matched the action verbs.

    N/A at this time.
  • Group scene was performed. Performance clearly matched all of the action verbs.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC¬–PERFORM GROUP ACTION VERB 2

  • Dimension
  • Second Group Performance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Group scene was not performed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Group scene was performed but did not make sense. Sentences follow a sensible progression of action verbs.

    N/A at this time.
  • Group scene was performed but did not make sense. Sentences follow a sensible progression of action verbs.

    N/A at this time.
  • Group scene was performed well and made sense. Sentences follow a sensible progression of action verbs.

    N/A at this time.
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