T.T412

Creating a Visual Response to a Script

Creating a Visual Response to a Script

Students will create a lobby display for a play of their choice by selecting and reading a play and analyzing and interpreting the script to develop a design concept around a central theme. Students will next create a visual representation of the design concept on poster board using various materials. Then they will write a description, draw a picture, or create a three-dimensional model of the design concept to show how it will work as a lobby display. Finally, students will prepare a response explaining their analysis and justifying their design concept.

This assessment has three parts to it:
o Part 1–Select, Analyze, and Interpret Script (Day 1)
o Part 2–Develop Design Concept and Visual Representation (Days 2–4)
o Part 3–Design Concept Description (Day 5)

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.


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
  • Script Analysis

    Describes relevant background information of the play title and playwright, summarizes play completely, states selected theme thoroughly, and justifies the stated theme using examples or quotes from the text.

  • Design Concept

    Clearly states and describes a unified design concept, justifies it with selected theme and text of the play, describes how it will create a lobby display, and uses theatre vocabulary correctly.

  • Technical Design Aspects

    Sets, lights, costumes, props, and sound

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student fails to demonstrate understanding of the script. Vaguely or incorrectly summarizes the play and identifies and/or justifies the stated theme.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student somewhat demonstrates understanding of the script by correctly summarizing the play but incorrectly identifies and/or justifies the stated theme.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately demonstrates understanding of the script by correctly summarizing the play and identifying and justifying the stated theme.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student clearly and thoroughly demonstrates understanding of the script by correctly summarizing the play and identifying and justifying the stated theme with depth and insight.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates minimal to no understanding of the design concept by completing only one of the four stated aspects successfully.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates partial understanding of the design concept by completing two of the four stated aspects successfully.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates adequate understanding of the design concept by completing three of the four stated aspects successfully.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates excellent understanding of the design concept by thoroughly and clearly completing all elements.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates a minimal understanding of technical design by writing a clear description for only one of the five aspects.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates a partial understanding of technical design by writing a clear description for two of the five aspects.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates an adequate understanding of technical design by writing a clear description for three of the five aspects.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of technical design by writing a clear description for four or more of the five aspects.

    N/A at this time.
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