Drama Grading


  • Drama/Art/Music Grading

    Each assessment is based on a rubric reflecting specific skills based on the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards.

    4

    A student earning a 4 must demonstrate a thorough and expert understanding of the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards and can independently apply them at a level above grade level. This student exceeds the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards.

    3

    A student earning a 3 must demonstrate a proficient understanding of the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards and can independently apply them. This student meets the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards.

    2

    A student earning a 2 has a partial understanding of the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards and needs assistance applying them. This student is working towards the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards but has not met them.

    1

    A student earning a 1 is unable to demonstrate an understanding of the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards and cannot apply them even with assistance. This student is working below the junior high Drama/Art/Music standards.

  • The Drama Standards fall under 4 domains: creating, performing, connecting, and responding. Here is an explanation of the domains and standards:
     

    Domain

    Standards

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    Creating

    TH:Cr1.1: Envision & Conceptualize

     

    a. Imagine and explore solutions to staging and design challenges of a performance space in a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Design and create sets, lights, sound, costumes, props, etc. for a play.

     

    *create a set, costumes, props, sound, and lights

    *block a scene where the action is clear, open to the audience, and uses a variety of levels

    TH:Cr1.1: Envision & Conceptualize

     

    b. Develop a scripted or improvised character by articulating the character's inner thoughts, objectives, and motivations in a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Create a character and explain what the character is thinking, what they want, and why they do what they do.

     

    *create a character

    *identify and explain my character’s inner thoughts, objectives and motivations

    TH:Cr2.1: Develop

     

    a. Articulate and apply critical analysis, background knowledge, research, and historical and cultural context to the development of original ideas for a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Analyze a script or write a play using plot structure, background knowledge, research, history, and culture.

     

     

    *read a play and analyze its plot structure

    *write a play using plot structure

    *write a play using my background knowledge and/or research of history and culture

    TH:Cr2.1: Develop

     

    b. Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Be good group members by sharing in leadership and work while working on a play

     

    *do my share of the work in a group

    *be a leader in my group

    *work with my group to collaborate on ideas

    *work with my group to set goals and how to achieve those goals

    TH:Cr3.1 Rehearse

     

    a. Revise or refine effective character development and technical design in an improvised or scripted drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Through rehearsals, try different ways to make your character more believable and make the production elements more effective.

    *rehearse a play and try different ways of making my character more believable

    *rehearse a play and try different ways of making the production elements more effective

     




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    Performing

    TH:Pr4.1: Select

     

    a. Consider various staging choices to enhance the story in a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Figure out how to stage your play in an effective way by experimenting with different set designs and blocking choices.

     

    *try different ways to stage my play (by trying different set designs and blocking choices) and figure out which ways are the most effective

    TH:Pr4.1: Select

     

    b. Use various character objectives and tactics in a drama/theatre work to overcome an obstacle.

     

     

    When playing a character, use a variety of tactics to get your objective.

     

    *use different tactics to overcome obstacles when trying to get my objective when playing a character

    TH:Pr5.1: Prepare

     

    a. Use a variety of acting techniques to increase skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

     

     

    Use different ways of acting to get better.

     

     

    *try different ways of acting in order to increase my acting skills

    TH:Pr5.1: Prepare

     

    b. Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

     

     

    Use different types of production elements in your performance.

     

    *use different types of production elements such as props, costumes, sound, lights, and sets in my performance

    TH:Pr6.1: Share & Present

     

    a. Perform a rehearsed drama/theatre work for an audience.

     

     

    Perform your play for an audience.

     

     

    *perform my play for an audience

     

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    Connecting

    TH:Cn10.1: Empathize

     

    a. Incorporate multiple perspectives and diverse community ideas in a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Use different ideas from your group members when doing a play.

     

    *listen to and use different ideas from all my group members when writing, rehearsing, and performing a play

    TH:Cn11.1: Interrelate

     

    a. Use different forms of drama/theatre work to examine contemporary social, cultural, or global issues.

     

     

    Use different types of plays to express thoughts about social, cultural, or global issues.

     

    *read, write, and perform different types of plays to examine and express thoughts about social, cultural, or global issues

    TH:Cn11.2: Research

     

    a. Research and discuss how a playwright might have intended a drama/theatre work to be produced.

     

     

    Research and explain how the playwright wanted their play produced.

     

     

    *research and explain how a playwright wanted their play produced

    TH:Cn11.2: Research

     

    b. Examine artifacts from a time period and geographic location to better understand performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Understand how productions can be influenced by the time period and location of the production by examining artifacts of the period/location.

     

    *understand how productions can be influenced by the time period and location of the production by examining artifacts of the period/location

     

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    Responding

    TH:Re7.1: Reflect

     

    a. Apply criteria to the evaluation of artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Apply the skills on the acting skills rubric and production elements rubric when evaluating a play.

     

    *apply my understanding of what makes a good play (acting skills and production elements) when evaluating a play

    TH:Re8.1: Interpret

     

    a. Recognize and share artistic choices, and apply personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs to evaluate a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Identify the artistic choices made by a cast/director/designers, and evaluate a performance based on your personal likes and preferences.

     

    *identify the artistic choices made by a cast/director/designers, and evaluate a performance based on my personal likes and preferences

    TH:Re8.1: Interpret

     

    b. Analyze how cultural perspectives influence the evaluation of a drama/theatre work.

     

     

    Analyze and explain how culture can influence the evaluation of a performance.

     

    * analyze and explain how culture can influence the evaluation of a performance

    TH:Re9.1: Evaluate

     

    a. Respond to a drama/theatre work, its production elements, and its impact on a specific audience using supporting evidence, personal aesthetics, and artistic criteria.

     

     

    Give and receive constructive feedback on the acting and production elements of a performance by using examples from the performance, personal likes, and the acting skills rubric and production elements rubric.

     

    *give and receive constructive feedback on the acting and production elements of a performance by using examples from the performance, personal likes, and the acting skills rubric and production elements rubric