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  Scene Performance Based Learning Assessment:

Directions:  All students will memorize and perform a scene with a partner for class.  You need to choose your own scene from a movie, Broadway/ Off-Broadway show, television, or classical theater selection (Greek theater and/or Shakespearean scenes are welcome).  Please clear your your choice with me for school appropriateness . Point Value: 2 Test Grades   

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 scene 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 scene, as is

indicated by his/her ability to maintain eye contact with

a partner instead of being “buried in the

script” or “reading the script off their eyeballs.”                        10                        


3.)  Student demonstrates believable behavior and

speech for his/her character as is demonstrated by

the reflections shown in his/her "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

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