Embedded Assessment: Performing a Scene(s) from a Play
This summative project includes three grades that will be considered as test grades.
They include: The Performance (Videotaped), a Staging Notebook: Actor’s, Dramaturge’s, Director’s, or Cinematographer’s Notebook, and a Reflective Piece of Writing that will be completed on the day of the final for English 9.
The following are additional descriptors for the rubric ( available as a handout and on the class blog) for this final summative project:
To qualify within the numerical grade range of 93-100, students must:
- Play an active role in the performance. The student performed convincingly in their role or roles. The student made use of facial and hand gestures as well as appropriate body language making their role obvious to the audience. No scripts were visible in the video recording, and it was obvious that this student knew their lines. Appropriate costumes and props were used. The entire performance revealed that this student was in character and that the performance was planned rather than impromptu. This student gave a full contribution to the final product. There is an excellent use of cinematic techniques, editing, and iMovie tools in the final product.
To qualify within the numerical grade range of 85-92, students must:
- Play an active role in the performance.Student gave a good performance. It was usually obvious which character the student played. The student had infrequent mistakes in their delivery of lines from a script. The student seemed out of character at times. These minor inconsistencies in the performance made for a few lapses in the entertainment value of the play. A full effort is not evident; more effort could have been given. The student had appropriate costumes for the performance, but these were in no way a full effort to create something beyond an ordinary appearance. The performance was sometimes seemingly unplanned, but captured the scenario of the original play. The student and his group evidence a good use of cinematic techniques, edition, and iMovie tools in the final product.
To qualify within the numerical grade range of 77-84, students must:
- This student was not seen as a lead actor or character in the group or on screen. This student put only a fair effort into their performance. The audience is not always convinced that this student is the character in the play. This student missed, forgot, or messed up on a number of lines. This student occasionally acted inappropriate for his or her character. This performance effected the entertainment value of the play. Some effort is evident, but much more could have been put into this performance, i.e, scripting, scenery choice, costumes, use of particular choices of lighting and other iMovie tools and cinematic techniques in the final product.
To qualify within the numerical grade range of 70-76, students have:
- Exhibited confusion in the performance of their role. This student obviously used a script and was not very familiar with it. There were instances of skipping lines, or, sometimes, the lines were incomprehensible to the audience. This student broke from his or her role often and made for a performance of little entertainment value. There was little use of cinematic techniques, editing, or iMovie tools in the final product.
To qualify within the numerical grade range of 60-69, students have:
- This student showed very little effort. This student used a script exclusively. This student did not have any costume or props. This student showed no knowledge of the play. This performance was not entertaining. There was no use of any of the essential features of a play performance or a videotaped interpretation of the original play.