T.E106

Improvising Animal Behavior and Dialogue

Improvising Animal Behavior and Dialogue

Students will imagine themselves as common animals and improvise behavior and dialogue characteristic of those animals. They will then act out one of their favorite animals.

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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
  • Imagining being an animal and improvising dialogue (Part 1)

  • Performing animal behavior during improvisation (Part 2)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Did not attempt.

    N/A at this time.
  • Attempted but needed a lot of prompting to show the animal behavior and voices.

    N/A at this time.
  • Achieved success in showing the animal behavior and voices with some prompting from teacher or other students.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrated the animal behavior and voices clearly and strongly.

    N/A at this time.
  • Did not attempt.

    N/A at this time.
  • Attempted but needed a lot of prompting to show the animal behavior and voices.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performed the animal behavior and voices with some prompting from teacher or other students.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performed the animal behavior in a remarkable way.

    N/A at this time.
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