D.E208

Compare and Contrast Two Dances

Compare and Contrast Two Dances

Students will view two dance clips and make notes regarding the use of body shapes, levels, pathways, and energy. Each student will then complete a Venn diagram using his or her notes to compare and contrast the two clips in terms of these elements of dance. Students will also answer reflection questions to further analyze the actions or movements with attention to space, time, and energy.

This item has not yet been field-tested.


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
  • Number of Quality Statements in Venn Diagram

  • Placement of Statements in Venn Diagram

  • Use of Supporting Examples in Reflection

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student is able to make one or no quality statements relating to body shapes, levels, pathways, and/or energy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is able to make two or three quality statements relating to body shapes, levels, pathways, and/or energy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is able to make four or five quality statements relating to body shapes, levels, pathways, and/or energy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is able to make more than five quality statements relating to body shapes, levels, pathways, and/or energy.

    N/A at this time.
  • No statements are correctly placed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Some statements are correctly placed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Most statements are correctly placed.

    N/A at this time.
  • All statements are correctly placed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not provide supporting examples for the statements.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student provides vague examples from the video clips to support the statements. Some examples provided do not support the statements.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student provides examples from the video clips, most of which support the statements.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student provides specific examples from the video clips to support the statements.

    N/A at this time.
Having trouble viewing videos?

Leave Feedback for this Assessment

What did you like? Did you need to revise anything? How could we make this assessment better?
Our Assessments are written by teachers for you, so your feedback is important to us!

Comments about items may be moderated and/or reposted in the forums or blogs to aid item improvement and teacher learning. By leaving a comment, you agree that we can use your comment without attributing it to you.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with all of our assessments.

Sign Up Now!