T.E102

Human and Nonhuman Characters

Human and Nonhuman Characters

Students will demonstrate vocal and physical characterizations by improvising human and nonhuman characters. Students will work in pairs from a prompt card and will respond to side coaching by the teacher. The teacher will use a student checklist to rate elements of successful performance.

Students should have an understanding of improvising simple scenes. Students should be familiar with working in pairs and performing in front of their peers.

There is no Student Booklet for this assessment.

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 CHECKLIST

  • Dimension
  • Student uses his or her body to tell a story.

  • Student uses his or her voice to tell a story.

  • Student follows coaching from teacher.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not use his or her body to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses his or her body marginally to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses his or her body competently to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses his or her body exceptionally well to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not use his or her voice to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses his or her voice marginally to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses his or her voice competently to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses his or her voice exceptionally well to tell a story.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not follow coaching from teacher.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student marginally follows coaching from teacher.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student competently follows coaching from teacher.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student follows coaching from teacher exceptionally well.

    N/A at this time.
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