Small Group Acting Rubric

Thinking / Inquiry

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Research of topic

Script research shows limited accuracy and use of texts

Script research is mostly accurate and shows moderate evidence of use of texts

Script research is accurate and shows evidence of competent use of texts

Script research is accurate and shows evidence of information from sources other than provided texts

Communication

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Writing Skills

Language is occasionally concise and suitable; grammar and spelling are rarely correct

Language is sometimes concise and suited to the topic; grammar and spelling are sometimes correct

Language is frequently concise and suited to the topic; grammar and spelling are usually correct

Language is concise and suited to the topic; grammar and spelling are correct

Acting

Uses voice and body movements with limited skill; inaudible voice; little movement

Supports interpretation of  characters with an audible voice and some characteristic action

Varies pitch, tone and volume to reflect interpretation of the characters; gestures and actions are appropriate

Uses pitch, tone, pacing, and volume to skilfully render characters; gestures and actions reflect and complement an insightful view of the characters

Direction

Poor shift from scene to scene; actors move aimlessly or stand still; poor use of space

Awkward shift from scene to scene; actors move with some degree of purpose; awkward use of space

Good shift from scene to scene; actors move with purpose; appropriate use of space

Seamless shift from scene to scene; actors move with skill and purpose; skilful and creative use of space

Entertainment

Story has limited interest or excitement; needs considerable development

Story is somewhat interesting; needs some development

Story is well-developed and presented in an interesting manner

Story is well developed and presented in an interesting and exciting manner

Application

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Storyboard connection to script

Storyboard follows action of the script only minimally

Storyboard follows action of the script some of the time

Storyboard follows action of the script accurately and competently

Storyboard follows action of script precisely and connects almost all of the details

Storyboard presentation

Storyboard lacking organization; pictures are incomplete; fewer than 6 frames

Storyboard is adequately laid out; pictures show some clarity; 6-8 frames used

Storyboard is clearly laid out; pictures are neat and easy to understand; 9-10 frames used

Storyboard is neat and clearly laid out; pictures are well-drawn and adds to understanding of script; 11+ frames