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Monologue Assessment


Monologue Performance Based Learning Assessment:

Directions:  All students will choose a monologue to memorize and perform for class.  All monologue books owned by Mrs. Muratori are available to you during your study halls, or before and/or after school.  If you do not find any you like, you may also check on-line through “” in a Boolean search for “monologues” and “young people.”  The library also has classic plays and scene collections.  Don’t be afraid to attempt a Shakespearean or a classical Greek monologue, as extra points for risk-taking would be awarded.  Additionally, you may choose a monologue from a movie or television series you have seen; however, you must discuss your choice with me before performing it in order to ensure that it is school appropriate.   Point Value:  Test Grade   

Common Core State Standards:

C.9-10.R.L.2  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text 

CC.9-10.R.L.3  Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. 

CC.9-10.W.3  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. 

CC.9-10.W.3.b  Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. 

CC.9-10.SL.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. 

CC.9-10.SL.6  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 9-10 Language standards 1 and 3 on pages 54 for specific expectations.)  


Name:  ________________________                                    Role:  ______________________________



Pre Performance:                                                            Point Value:                 

1.)  Student has read the monologue carefully and

closely for character background, motivation,

attitude, body language, mannerisms, dress, and

appropriate props as is evidenced by their performance,

organization, readiness, and poise during performance.   10                      

2.)  Student has memorized the monologue, as is

indicated by his/her ability to maintain eye contact with

a partner or the class instead of being “buried in the

script.”                                                                          10                         


3.)  Student demonstrates believable behavior and

speech for his/her character as is proven by his/her

completed character journal.                                                20                               

4.) Student demonstrates an awareness of articulation

and projection.                                                                   10                        

5.)  Student performs his/her role in accordance with the choices

motivations, and objectives determined during his/her

brainstorming pre performance (character journals),

as is demonstrated by focus and commitment                              20                        

6.)  Student displays creativity, originality and understanding

of his/her character (including costumes, and props

if necessary)                                                                       10                        

7.)  Student is completely committed to his/her choices

and is able to “stay in character” most of the time, and

“improvisational moments” are handled with poise and

commitment.                                                                       20                        


                        Total Possible Points:                                     100