Television Pilot Performance Based Learning Assessment:
Directions: In groups you will choose a television series (or two for a “mash-up”) and create a new pilot (first show). You must determine and portray the setting, introduce the characters, and develop conflicts that will keep your viewers watching. Assignment Weight: Test Grade
Common Core State Standards:
CC.11-12.R.L.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).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.)
Pre Performance: Point Value: Self: Teacher:
1.) Students have brainstormed ideas for their original
or adapted television series 10 ____ ____
2.) Students have incorporated a clear sense of setting
for their show. We, as viewers, understand why the show
is set in the time/place it is. We also know “where we are”
through the actors’ speeches and/or actions.
10 ____ ____
3.) Students demonstrate believable behavior and
speech for their characters in accordance with the original
show. For people who are familiar with the show, they
are able to recognize characters. For people unfamiliar
with the show, they should be able to understand the
motivation, subtext, and personality of the characters. 20 ____ ____
4.) A conflict that will enhance character development
is introduced in the pilot. It need not be resolved, as
this is your first show. However, a clear conflict that will
effect ALL characters appears toward the beginning of your
show. 20 _____ _____
5.) Students demonstrate an awareness of articulation
and projection. 10 ____ ____
6.) Students perform their roles in accordance with the choices
motivations, and objectives determined during their
brainstorming pre-performance, as is demonstrated by focus
commitment, and organization. 20 ____ ____
7.) Students display creativity, originality and understanding
of their characters (including costumes, and props
where necessary) and their take on their show. 10 ____ ____
Total Possible Points: 100 ____ ____