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Macbeth Task #1: Rubric

CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Preparedness/ team
participation
The whole team is
completely prepared
and has obviously
taken rehearsal time
seriously.
The whole team seems
pretty prepared but
might have needed to
focus more closely
during rehearsal time.
Most of the team is
somewhat prepared,
but it is clear that
rehearsal effort was
lacking.
Most of the team does
not seem at all
prepared to present.
Content Script/ skit included all
of the important action
and dialogue in the
scene portrayed. The
lines included good
vocabulary from the
story. Made obvious
efforts to "sell"
Macbeth by
mentioning aspects of
the play that would
appeal to Elizabethan
audiences
Script/ skit included all
of the important action
and dialogue in the
scene portrayed. The
lines included one or 2
good vocabulary words
from the story. Made
obvious efforts to
appeal to Elizabethan
audiences.
The script/skit included
most of the important
action and dialogue
from the scene
portrayed. +/or.
Vocabulary was
limited to common 5th
grade vocabulary.
Made subtle effort
appeal to an
Elizabethan age
audience.
The scene/script was
vague, and it was hard
to tell what was
happening. Did not
make an effort appeal
to an Elizabethan age
audience.
Speaks Clearly and
loudly
Speaks clearly and
distinctly all (100-
95%) the time, and
mispronounces no
words. Volume is loud
enough to be heard by
all audience members.
Speaks clearly and
distinctly all (100-
95%) the time, but
mispronounces one
word. Volume is loud
enough to be heard by
all audience members
at least 90% of the
time.
Speaks clearly and
distinctly most ( 94-
85%) of the time.
Mispronounces more
than one word. Volume
is loud enough to be
heard by all audience
members at least 80%
of the time.
Often mumbles or can
not be understood
and/or mispronounces
several words and/or
Volume often too soft
to be heard by all
audience members.
Props and costumes Students have made an
excellent effort to
bring in costumes +/or
props which help make
the scene more
understandable.
Students have made a
good effort to bring in
costumes +/or props
which help make the
scene more
understandable.
Most students have
made a good effort to
bring in costumes +/or
props which help make
the scene more
understandable.
Only a few students
have made a good
effort to bring in
costumes +/or props
which help make the
scene more
understandable.
Originality Skit shows
considerable
originality and
inventiveness. The
content and ideas are
presented in a unique
and interesting way.
Skit shows some
originality and
inventiveness. The
content and ideas are
presented in an
interesting way.
Skit shows an attempt
at originality and
inventiveness in part of
the presentation.
Skit is a rehash of
other people's ideas
and/or dialog and
shows very little
attempt at original
thought.
Playbills/poster All content throughout
the presentation is
accurate. There are no
factual errors.
Most of the content is
accurate but there is
one piece of
information that might
be inaccurate.
The content is
generally accurate, but
one piece of
information is clearly
flawed or inaccurate.
Content is typically
confusing or contains
more than one factual
error. Does not appeal