8th Grade Video Project Criteria for Success

Posted: October 29, 2016 in Home

Here are some answers to questions you may have about the criteria for the video project due on Monday.

Time requirement: (each student must have relatively equal speaking time).
2 People: minimum 2 minutes
3 People: minimum 3 minutes

Scoring Criteria

The A video will exhibit sincere, believable acting. Students will demonstrate an intricate understanding of the characters’ motivation, and the presentation will exceed the time limit. Students will also use setting and stage directions to enhance the presentation. Dialogue between characters should move seamlessly and naturally, and by all measures will serve to interest the viewer and maintain that interest. In addition, the characters reference the text and analyze it. This is a study in character, after all. The A video’s creativity and clear conception will strikingly manifest themselves. All details are pertinent and based on factual textual evidence.

The B video will exhibit mostly sincere, mostly believable acting that may drop off at points. Students will demonstrate a clear, if limited, understanding of the characters’ motivation, and the presentation will meet the time requirement. Students’ use of setting and stage directions are evident, but they do not serve to enhance the presentation effectively enough. Dialogue flows, but with some inconsistencies and achieves some level of viewer interest. In addition, the characters reference the text. While creativity is certainly evident, the piece does not full convey a clear conception of the task. Details may not always be pertinent.

The C video exhibits acting that lacks believability—the students exhibit difficulty achieving a sense of character. The characters’ motivation is unclear, and the presentation may or may not meet the time requirement. Students’ use of setting and stage directions are unclear, sparse, or lack depth; they do not serve to enhance the presentation effectively enough. Dialogue is stiff and does not flow well. There are obvious inconsistencies. The piece lacks creative depth and its conception is not clear. Details are only sometimes pertinent.

In the D video, students’ acting is not believable; they may laugh. Characters’ motivation is often unclear, and the presentation does not meet the specified time requirement. Students will demonstrate a clear, if limited, understanding of the characters’ motivation, and the presentation will meet the time requirement. Students’ use of setting and stage directions are evident, but they do not serve to enhance the presentation effectively enough. Dialogue flows, but with some inconsistencies and achieves some level of viewer interest. In addition, the characters reference the text. While creativity is certainly evident, the piece does not full convey a clear conception of the task. Details are largely not pertinent.

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