T.E301

Characterization in Improvisational Scenes

Characterization in Improvisational Scenes

Students will develop characters based on individual prompt cards given to them that describe characters in situations. Next they will improvise the characters as part of an ensemble scene. They will then write their reflections about the experience on a worksheet.

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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
  • Defined Character

  • Play Objective

  • Listened and Responded to Other Characters

  • On Task Participation

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student did not complete the questions in the worksheet or completed them inaccurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completed some questions in the worksheet with some clarity and accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completed most questions in the worksheet with some clarity and accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completed all questions in the worksheet with effective clarity and accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student made little to no effort to bring his or her character to life through active pursuit of the objective.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student somewhat brought his or her character to life through active pursuit of the objective.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student mostly brought his or her character to life through active pursuit of the objective.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student brought his or her character to life through active pursuit of the objective.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student paid little to no attention to other characters through listening and responding in the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student paid some attention to other characters through listening and responding in the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student mostly paid attention to other characters through listening and responding in the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student paid close attention to other characters through effective listening and responding in the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student had a low-level of active participation.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student had a moderate level of on-task work.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student had a high level of active, on task participation.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student had a very high level of active, on task participation.

    N/A at this time.
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