M.T333

Musical Theatre: Combining Music, Drama, and Dance

Musical Theatre: Combining Music, Drama, and Dance

In this task, students will explore the same story through two musical theatre versions: The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. In Part 1, the teacher will provide contextual information that will be helpful for Part 2 and model the note-taking process that the students will use in Part 2.

In Part 2, students will focus on different musical, theatrical, and dance elements in one number from each musical and brainstorm some main ideas for the reflection they will write in Part 3. Students should be able to describe, using accurate terminology, how music, acting, and dance are used individually and in combination to portray the drama in the scene.

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
  • Use of Terminology

  • Requirements

  • Content

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  • The student uses little or no musical terminology in the response.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student uses some music, drama, and/or dance terminology in the response but misunderstands two or more terms or uses two or more terms incorrectly.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student uses music, drama, and/or dance terminology in the response but misunderstands one term or uses one term incorrectly.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student uses appropriate music, drama, and/or dance terminology in the response.

    N/A at this time.
  • The reflection does not follow the reflection requirements (four or more errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has fulfilled all but two of the reflection requirements in quality of writing, mechanics, and grammar (three errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has fulfilled all but one of the reflection requirements in quality of writing, mechanics, and grammar (two errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has fulfilled the reflection requirements in quality of writing, mechanics, and grammar (one error or no errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a response that is of poor quality and/or does not reflect an understanding of the concept of artistic collaboration in musical theatre.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a response that is somewhat thoughtful and/or reflects a limited understanding of the concept of artistic collaboration in musical theatre.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a response that is mostly thoughtful and/or somewhat reflects an understanding of the concept of artistic collaboration in musical theatre.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a thoughtful, logical response that reflects an understanding of the concept of artistic collaboration in musical theatre

    N/A at this time.
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