Write and Direct a Scene Based on a News Article
Using current news stories, students will construct and direct a three-minute, three- to four-page scene that reflects their personal point of view in relation to their own social and cultural experiences. After they write their scenes individually, they will be assigned to groups of three where they will alternately be the director of their own scene and an actor in their partners’ scenes. The performances will be video-recorded for scoring later.
This assessment has five parts to it:
o Part 1–Assessment Questions
o Part 2–Research, Selection, and Script Writing
o Part 3–Collaboration and Peer Evaluation
o Part 4–Rehearsal and Performance
o Part 5–Evaluation and Reflection
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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