Acting Through Spoken Poetry: High School Advanced Model Cornerstone Assessment
Acting Through Spoken Poetry Model Cornerstone Assessment
Title: Acting Through Spoken Poetry
Grade Level: High School Advanced
Author: Heather Arters
Artistic Processes: Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting
Task Description: Students will work in pairs to create a poetry recitation presentation of a chosen poem and will be assessed for physicality, vocal interpretation, dramatic investment, and mastery of the work.
Evidence of Student Learning Collected: Student recitation presentations
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This model cornerstone assessment was created and piloted during the 2020-2021 school year, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Illustrating the Process: Samples of Student Work
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