D.E132

Storytime

Storytime

Students should perform and respond to a dance interpretation of a story and should demonstrate an understanding of the story’s words and/or ideas. This assessment can be modified or adapted to meet first-grade and second-grade benchmarks through the use of grade-appropriate stories and words. This assessment could complement an integrated language arts and dance unit on literacy.

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
  • Create/ improvise original dance movement

  • Perform the movements with the word cues of the story

  • Stay in my personal space throughout the story dance.

  • No talking or laughing

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student needs assistance with improvisation.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is successful with improvisation some of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is successful with improvisation most of the time.successful with improvisation some of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is successful with improvisation all of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student needs assistance creating story dance movements for the word cues.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student creates story dance movements for some of the word cues.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student creates story dance movements for most of the word cues.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student creates innovative movements for all of the word cues.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student needs assistance staying in his/her personal space.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student stays in his/her personal space some of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student stays in his/her personal space most of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student maintains his/her personal space all of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student needs assistance performing without talking or laughing.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs without talking or laughing some of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs without talking or laughing most of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs the story dance without talking or laughing all of the time.

    N/A at this time.
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