Right and Left Phrase Performance
Students will demonstrate a new movement phrase containing movement concepts and vocabulary that represent current class content. The phrase will be performed on both the right and left sides. The phrase should be taught and then immediately reversed.
This assessment structure could be used for any movement vocabulary. However, this specific assessment will feature locomotor movement with a three-step movement pattern and weight shift through inversion for first-year (Level 1) students, an intermediate level phrase including a direction change within the triplet pattern for second-year (Level 2) students, and an advanced phrase including direction change and elevation within the triplet pattern, as well as a longer suspension within the inversion, for third- and fourth-year (Level 3) students.
Teachers may also modify the length of the phrase depending on the appropriate level of difficulty. For example, Level 1 students might be asked to perform a 16-count movement phrase, Level 2 students might be asked to perform a 24-count movement phrase, and Level 3 students might be asked to perform a 32-count movement phrase.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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