T.E304

Adding A New Character to a Script

Adding A New Character to a Script

Students will analyze a script—specifically, the characteristics and motivation of a key character. Students will then create a new character to support or impede the key character in some way and describe the new character and the actions he or she will take.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. 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

  • Dimension
  • Main Character Identified and Role Described

  • Main Character’s Characteristics are Noted

  • New Character Created and Characteristics Noted

  • Variety of Possible Actions and Interactions Described

  • Fragment of Scene Where the Two Characters Interact Described

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  • No character is identified.

    N/A at this time.
  • Main character is identified.

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  • Main character is identified, and his or her role is described.

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  • Main character is identified, and his or her role is described in detail.

    N/A at this time.
  • No characteristics are noted.

    N/A at this time.
  • One or two of the three characteristics of the main character are described.

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  • Three characteristics of the main character are described.

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  • Character is created and has physical characteristics, emotional traits, and motivations are noted.

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  • No new character is created.

    N/A at this time.
  • A new character is created, and one or two of the three characteristics are described.

    N/A at this time.
  • A new character is created and all three characteristics are described.

    N/A at this time.
  • A new character is created, and many characteristics are described in detail.

    N/A at this time.
  • No actions are identified or described.

    N/A at this time.
  • A few possible actions are identified or described.

    N/A at this time.
  • Possible actions are identified and described.

    N/A at this time.
  • Many inventive actions are identified and described.

    N/A at this time.
  • Attempt is made, but no actions are listed.

    N/A at this time.
  • One interaction is described.

    N/A at this time.
  • An interesting scene between the two characters is described.

    N/A at this time.
  • A rich and robust interaction between the two characters is described.

    N/A at this time.
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