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English 20-1

The Crucible Major Assignment:


Creative Visual Response to Text

Assignment: Complete a creative


visual response of your choice to The
Crucible. Your creative visual response
must demonstrate a depth of
knowledge and insight into the piece
itself that extends beyond mere
knowledge and comprehension. You
may choose to develop a project based
on a theme, a motif, characters, plot,
etc. Your project may have an explicit
or an implicit tie to The Crucible but
your rationale that explains what you
have done and why must clearly show
the tie if it isn’t evident in the project
itself. Your rationale must be at least
one-page long.

I propose to create:
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DUE DATE:
English 20-1

ELA 20-1—Macbeth Creative Project — Evaluation Rubric


5 Excellent Work
This project shows impressive creativity and insight. A clear, defensible, and perceptive
link is made to ideas in the literature. Masterfully uses multiple specific details (examples,
images, anecdotes, imagery, etc.) to illuminate the project’s purpose and/or main
theme(s). It is obvious that the student understands the literature very well and has
internalized it.
4.5 Clearly Distinctive Work
This project shows impressive creativity and insight. There is a clear, defensible, and
interesting link made to ideas in the literature. Skillfully uses multiple specific details
(examples, images, anecdotes, imagery, etc.) to illuminate the project’s purpose and/or
main theme(s). The student understands the literature very well.
4 Proficient Work
This project shows impressive creativity and insight. There is a clear and defensible link
made to ideas in the literature. Skillfully uses multiple specific details (examples, images,
anecdotes, imagery, etc.) to demonstrate the project’s purpose and/or main theme(s).
The student understands the literature very well.
3.5 Very Good Work
This project shows creativity and/or insight. There is considerable relevance to ideas in
the literature. Specific details (examples, images, anecdotes, imagery, etc.) develop the
project’s purpose or main theme. The student has a solid understanding of the literature.
3 Satisfactory Work
This project is satisfactory, shows potential for creativity but lacks synthesis in places.
There is adequate relevance to ideas in the literature. General details (examples, images,
anecdotes, imagery, etc.) develop the project’s purpose or main theme. The student
understands the literature.
2.5 Adequate Work
This project meets the requirements but may show some limited creativity and/or insight.
There is basic relevance to ideas in the literature. Some details (examples, images,
anecdotes, imagery, etc.) connect to the project’s purpose or main theme although it may
be underdeveloped. The student has a basic understanding of the literature.
2 Below Acceptable Standard
This project displays little or no creativity. Links to the literature are marginal or lacking.
Some details (examples, images, anecdotes, imagery, etc.) are present but the intent
behind the project is vague and/or inadequate. The student’s understanding of the
literature is limited.
1 Poor
The project is, at best, a poor attempt at fulfilling the assignment given. Links to the
literature are marginal or lacking entirely. Minimal details are present and the intent
behind the project is not clear. Understanding of the literature is not evident based on the
product submitted.
0 Assignment Not Completed
No project was submitted OR the project submitted does not attempt to fulfill the
assignment given.

Is the overall impression effective? (i.e. compositional elements) Has the creator kept to the assigned purpose given by the
instructor? Is the message of the presentation or project easy to understand? Does the presentation or project also include and
explore complex ideas and relationships? If there are words to accompany the presentation or project, do the words support the
non-print message? Has the creator considered his or her audience in making the presentation? Has the creator used a variety of
creative choices or techniques? Has the creator applied creative risk to the presentation or project? Has the creator expressed his
or her idea with power and potency? Does the presentation or project reflect the creator's unique perception rather a mimicry?