4th Grade Rubrics & Assessments

4th Grade Teacher Rubric 

4th Grade Student Rubric 

Drama Self Reflection 

Drama Journal 

Performance Assessment: "Emotion Scenes" 

Performance Assessment: "Digging A Hole" 

Performance Assessment: "The Well" - requires The Well story

Fourth Grade Knowledge Assessment 

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Measuring student progress and achievement in drama requires a combination of written and performance-based assessment.  On this page, there are a variety of tools (PDF downloads) for use throughout the school year to assess student learning and the effectiveness of instruction.  These tools were designed to support the Fourth Grade Curriculum.  As an individual purchase, you will receive access to all documents.  Below is a brief description of each tool.
  • Drama Rubric:  This rubric was created to address the basic skills taught in the fourth grade curriculum. I use selected components of this rubric regularly. Give students only those parts of the rubric that you cover in a given lesson. You might want to create additional rubrics and a student record sheet for documenting student progress.
  • Drama Self-Reflection:  This drama self-reflection is most effective if students use it at least three times.  Keep each version and have students compare their reflections at the end of the year.  Feel free to read the statements aloud to the students, as needed.  Explain any statements they don’t understand.  You want to keep this process safe as this is not an assessment and should not be graded.  This is simply a way for students to gauge personal growth and reflect on their own learning.
  • Drama Journal:  A drama journal has been included to deepen and extend student thinking about the drama work.  Journal entries can also provide you with formative assessment data.  They can reveal concepts that remain unclear and provide student perceptions about areas of challenge.
  • Performance Assessments:  Of course, paper and pencil assessments are insufficient for gauging student growth in drama.  In order to assess how students are using the knowledge and skills, three performance assessments have been included.  These have been piloted in other classrooms for validity, reliability, and fairness.  Scripts have been included to assist you.  The Fourth Grade Lesson Sequence suggests when each assessment should be given.
  • Fourth Grade Knowledge Assessment:  A summative assessment covering vocabulary and other basic knowledge is included for use at the end of the year, or whenever you think the students are ready.  Better yet, use it as a pre- and post-assessment to gauge learning.

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4th Grade Drama Objectives & Standards
Fourth Grade Drama Objectives  Drama Objectives Alignment to National Standards These objectives cover essential learning in the art form for nine- to ten-year-old students.   This first PDF download above (appears below for subscribers) contains objectives used in our Fourth Grade Curriculum in a ...
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4th Grade Lessons
Recommended Lesson Sequence for Fourth Grade  The lessons suggested for our Fourth Grade Curriculum are put in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama ...
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4th Grade Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the Fourth Grade  This PDF document contains definitions in student language for the vocabulary words listed in each lesson.  These classroom-tested definitions are used when introducing these concepts in the classroom.  Of course, many of the words here may have additional ...
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4th Grade Lessons

Recommended Lesson Sequence for Fourth Grade 

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The lessons suggested for our Fourth Grade Curriculum are put in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama teaching based on the lessons in this guide.  This sequence is not a mandate; rather, it is intended to provide you with assistance as you select the lessons for your classroom.
NOTE: this sequence is for classes with PRIOR drama instruction.  For classes without prior experience, begin with our foundational Introductory Lessons.  If teachers, in grades that precede yours, are already teaching drama, you don’t need to teach those foundational lessons, just begin with this new set of lessons.
TIMELINESUGGESTED LESSON SEQUENCEOBJECTIVES ADDRESSED
September1.    How to Analyze Drama1
2.    The Chase: Using Space1
3.    Prop Story1
October4.    The Tornado: Creating Objects & Characters2
5.    Haunted House: Audience Impact3
6.    Rabbit, Elephant, Whale: Observation & Personification2, 6
November7.    Emotion Lesson Part 1: Communicating Emotions4
8.    Emotion Lesson Part II: Emotion Stories4
9.    Emotions & History4, 5
DecemberPerformance Assessment: "Emotion Scenes"
10. Little Wolf’s Ginger Root: Exploring the Past Through Drama5, 11
11. Objects Walk and Talk: Personification6, 7
January12.  Making Machines7, 12, 13
13.  Crossing the Road: Conflicts8, 9
14.  Trouble with the Machines: Man vs. Technology8, 9
February15.  The Sleeping Lion: Adding Sound7, 8, 13
16.  My Room: Creating Setting9
Performance Assessment: Digging a Hole
March17.  Westward Ho!: A Life Drama11
18.  Westward Ho!: Dealing with Conflicts9,11
19.  Westward Ho!: Taking Risks9,11
April20.  Piasa Bird (Part 1): Exploring Visual Elements13
21.  Piasa Bird (Part 2): Adding Narration10
22.  Miss Nancy: Working with Literature11
May23.  Body Systems (Part 1): Working with Science11
24.  Body Systems (Part 2): Working with Science11,13
Performance Assessment: The Well
JuneKnowledge Assessment
Student Self-Reflection

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4th Grade Drama Objectives & Standards
Fourth Grade Drama Objectives  Drama Objectives Alignment to National Standards These objectives cover essential learning in the art form for nine- to ten-year-old students.   This first PDF download above (appears below for subscribers) contains objectives used in our Fourth Grade Curriculum in a ...
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4th Grade Lessons
Recommended Lesson Sequence for Fourth Grade  The lessons suggested for our Fourth Grade Curriculum are put in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama ...
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4th Grade Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the Fourth Grade  This PDF document contains definitions in student language for the vocabulary words listed in each lesson.  These classroom-tested definitions are used when introducing these concepts in the classroom.  Of course, many of the words here may have additional ...
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4th Grade Vocabulary

Vocabulary for the Fourth Grade 

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This PDF document contains definitions in student language for the vocabulary words listed in each lesson.  These classroom-tested definitions are used when introducing these concepts in the classroom.  Of course, many of the words here may have additional meanings or meanings in other contexts.  This vocabulary list strives only to define the words as they relate to drama. This vocabulary is part of our Fourth Grade Curriculum.

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4th Grade Drama Objectives & Standards
Fourth Grade Drama Objectives  Drama Objectives Alignment to National Standards These objectives cover essential learning in the art form for nine- to ten-year-old students.   This first PDF download above (appears below for subscribers) contains objectives used in our Fourth Grade Curriculum in a ...
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4th Grade Lessons
Recommended Lesson Sequence for Fourth Grade  The lessons suggested for our Fourth Grade Curriculum are put in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama ...
Read More
4th Grade Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the Fourth Grade  This PDF document contains definitions in student language for the vocabulary words listed in each lesson.  These classroom-tested definitions are used when introducing these concepts in the classroom.  Of course, many of the words here may have additional ...
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4th Grade Drama Objectives & Standards

Fourth Grade Drama Objectives 

Drama Objectives Alignment to National Standards

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These objectives cover essential learning in the art form for nine- to ten-year-old students.   This first PDF download above (appears below for subscribers) contains objectives used in our Fourth Grade Curriculum in a handy printout for reference​.  We have aligned the objectives with the United States National Standards as shown in the second PDF.  As a purchase outside of membership, you will receive access to both documents. Additionally, we have mapped the National Core Arts Standards to grade-appropriate theater standards in a handy reference document for each grade level.  Use this reference if you are customizing your curriculum.
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4th Grade Drama Objectives & Standards
Fourth Grade Drama Objectives  Drama Objectives Alignment to National Standards These objectives cover essential learning in the art form for nine- to ten-year-old students.   This first PDF download above (appears below for subscribers) contains objectives used in our Fourth Grade Curriculum in a ...
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4th Grade Lessons
Recommended Lesson Sequence for Fourth Grade  The lessons suggested for our Fourth Grade Curriculum are put in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama ...
Read More
4th Grade Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the Fourth Grade  This PDF document contains definitions in student language for the vocabulary words listed in each lesson.  These classroom-tested definitions are used when introducing these concepts in the classroom.  Of course, many of the words here may have additional ...
Read More