D.T102

Changing the Timing of a Movement Phrase

Changing the Timing of a Movement Phrase

Students will create a movement phrase that includes the elements of dance—time, space, force, and energy. Working with a partner, students will create a movement phrase with a beginning pose, two stationary movements, two traveling movements, and an ending pose. The students will have an opportunity to change the timing of the movement phrase and to present both the original movement phrase and the new movement phrase to the teacher. This assessment can be adapted for struggling readers by having the teacher read instructions aloud.

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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
  • Use of Timing

  • Work With a Partner

  • Movements

  • Effort

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • The student did not demonstrate the change in the timing of the movement phrase from a slower speed to a faster speed.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student slightly demonstrated the change in the timing of the movement phrase from a slower speed to a faster speed.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student fully demonstrated the change in the timing of the movement phrase from a slower speed to a faster speed.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was unable to work effectively with a partner.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was partially able to work effectively with a partner.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was fully able to work effectively with a partner.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student did not demonstrate a movement phrase using both non-locomotor and traveling movements.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student partially demonstrated a movement phrase using both non-locomotor and traveling movements.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student fully demonstrated a movement phrase using both non-locomotor and traveling movements.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was off task often, putting forth little effort to be actively involved in the process.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was mostly on task, putting forth some effort to be actively involved in the process.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student was on task at all times, putting forth effort to be actively involved in the process.

    N/A at this time.
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