T.T401

Character Analysis: The Diary of Anne Frank

Character Analysis: The Diary of Anne Frank

Students will read the play The Diary of Anne Frank by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett. To help build background knowledge, students will also read the resource materials that are provided. Each student will complete a character analysis on an assigned character and then perform a duet scene or ensemble scene in the role of the character he or she has analyzed. After three days of class rehearsal, students will be recorded performing their scenes for the class. This may take more than one class period. After performing, students will observe and take notes on their filmed performances and reflect on their work.

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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
  • Character Analysis

  • Rehearsal

  • Character Development

  • Ensemble/ Partner Play

  • Reflection

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Analysis is incomplete and/or inaccurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Analysis is completed but has some inaccurate responses or is accurate but incomplete.

    N/A at this time.
  • Analysis is accurately and thoroughly completed. The work is solid but lacks in creativity or characterization.

    N/A at this time.
  • Analysis is accurately and thoroughly completed. The analysis shows excellent insight, creativity, and strong characterization.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student hardly ever came to class prepared or used time wisely. Rarely worked cooperatively with partners.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student came to class prepared, used time wisely, and worked cooperatively with partners some of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student came to class prepared, used time wisely, and worked cooperatively with partners most of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student came to class prepared, used time wisely, and worked cooperatively with partners all of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student showed little or no consistent characterization. Most lines were not memorized.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student showed some attempts at characterization but was inconsistent in portrayal. Some choices were not consistent with script. Most lines were memorized.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student developed consistent characterization. Scene lacked original choices and/or intensity. Lines were memorized.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student developed original, strong characterization. Body and voice were used to create a consistent character suitable to script. Lines were memorized.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student showed little or no consistent response between partners. Choices did not show understanding of the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • There was little response between partners. Some choices were not consistent with the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student responded to partners, showing understanding of the script. Most choices in interaction showed relationships between characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student listened and responded to partners. Character development and relationship portrayal show clear analysis and understanding of the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student wrote little or no evaluation of characterization.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student attempted some reflection of characterization but lacked thoroughness in notes, observations, and/or improvement plans.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student writing reflected clear observational notes and comments on characterization but did not express ways to strengthen future characterization.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student writing showed thoughtful analysis in notes and expressed supported insights in evaluation of character. Student clearly expressed ways to improve future characterization.

    N/A at this time.
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