D.E207

Let’s Talk about Dance

Let’s Talk about Dance

Students will view a dance piece, take notes, and formulate written responses detailing their interpretations and reactions. Students will then participate in a class discussion using dance vocabulary to orally describe their interpretations of and reactions to the dance they viewed.

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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
  • Role of Observer

    Use written portion as evidence

  • Use of Critical “Eye”

    Use written portion as evidence

  • Class Participation

    Use verbal discussion as evidence

  • Listening Skills

    Use verbal discussion as evidence

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  • The written interpretation of the dance does not include senses, personal feelings, or prior knowledge.

    N/A at this time.
  • The written interpretation of the dance provides limited inclusion of senses, personal feelings, and prior knowledge.

    N/A at this time.
  • The written interpretation of the dance provides some inclusion of senses, personal feelings, and prior knowledge.

    N/A at this time.
  • The written interpretation of the dance provides a rich and detailed description that includes senses, personal feelings, and prior knowledge, supported by specific observations of the dance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely uses dance vocabulary to form general observations.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally uses dance vocabulary to form observations that include few specific details.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often uses dance vocabulary to form observations that include a basic level of detail.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently uses dance vocabulary to form insightful, detailed, and specific observations.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not contribute to class discussion by offering thoughts and ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student takes part in class discussion but does not contribute new or original ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student takes part in class discussion by contributing original, but vague, ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student takes part in class discussion by contributing original, insightful, and specific ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not demonstrate patience and fairness of others’ thoughts and comments and is not able to wait for his or her turn to participate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely demonstrates patience and fairness of others’ thoughts and comments. Student does not consistently wait for his or her turn to participate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually demonstrates patience and fairness of others’ thoughts and comments. Student usually waits for his or her turn to participate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student demonstrates patience and fairness of others’ thoughts and comments. Student is able to wait for his or her turn to participate.

    N/A at this time.
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