Crafting and Refining the Monologue: High School Proficient Model Cornerstone Assessment
Crafting and Refining the Monologue Model Cornerstone Assessment
Title: Crafting and Refining the Monologue
Grade Level: High School Proficient
Author: Ben Hodge
Artistic Processes: Creating, Performing, Responding
Task Description: Students will select a monologue from one of the pre-selected choices. They will engage in script scoring by making choices about the monologue they have selected and work to prepare for two separate performances (Baseline and Summative). The students will then present their monologue for the class and teacher in a collaborative setting.
Evidence of Student Learning Collected: Student performance
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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.
Research tells us that when students participate in the creation of a rubric they engage in higher order thinking and take more ownership for their learning. Use the template and guidance below to create the unit rubric with your students.
Additional Tools and Resources
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HS-I Crafting and Refining the Monologue Model Cornerstone AssessmentAccess the full Crafting and Refining the Monologue MCA unit for High School Proficient students.
Crafting and Refining the Monologue Rubric TemplateUse the template and guidance below to create the unit rubric with your students.
Illustrating the Process: Samples of Student Work
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