T.E402

Directing/Scoring a Script

Directing/Scoring a Script

Students will assume the role of the director of the short play A Conversation with My Dogs by Merrill Markoe, with only one set piece, a chair set at center stage.

Each student will identify and mark conventions on the script using standard theatre terms. Students will identify super objective, motivations, obstacles, and costume descriptions.

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
  • Theatre Language Usage

  • Beats and Blocking

  • Significant Gestures/Facial Expressions for Characters

  • Response to Writing Prompts

  • Super Objective

  • Character Motivations and Objectives

  • Character Main Obstacle

  • Costume Descriptions

  • Reflection of Author’s Intent

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  • 3
  • 4
  • The student uses little theatre language or uses language inaccurately or inappropriately to convey artistic intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student uses little theatre language accurately or appropriately to convey artistic intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student uses a moderate amount of theatre language accurately or appropriately to convey artistic intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student uses theatre language accurately and appropriately to convey artistic intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not identify beats and/or blocking, or blocking and beats do not go with the selection.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student identifies beats and blocking for some characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student identifies beats and blocking for most characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student accurately identifies beats and indicates blocking for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not convey gestures/facial expressions, or the ones selected do not go with the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student conveys gestures/facial expressions for some characters that go with the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student conveys gestures/facial expressions for most characters that go with the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student conveys a clear and creative vision for the performance of this script for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not respond to writing prompts or responds inaccurately to prompts.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student accurately responds to some writing prompts.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student accurately responds to most writing prompts.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student accurately responds to all writing prompts.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not correctly identify the super objective.

    N/A at this time.
  • N/A

    N/A at this time.
  • N/A

    N/A at this time.
  • The student clearly identifies the super objective.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not identify characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student identifies some character motivations and objectives for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student identifies most character motivations and objectives for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student clearly identifies the character motivations and objectives for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not identify main obstacles.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student clearly identifies the main obstacle for some characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student clearly identifies the main obstacle for most characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student clearly identifies the main obstacle for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not provide detailed costume descriptions.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student provides detailed costume descriptions for some characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student provides detailed costume descriptions for most characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student provides detailed costume descriptions for all characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student does not make choices showing understanding of the author’s intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student makes choices that convey basic understanding of the author’s intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student makes choices that convey a solid understanding of the author’s intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student makes comprehensive choices for the script that convey clear and in-depth understanding of the author’s intent.

    N/A at this time.
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