In follow up to last week's pre-assessment task, my students were required to continue to practice the routines that they and their other group members had created last week. I gave them about half the class to practice and refine these routines that were going to be performed to a short piece of music (43 seconds).
Before performing the routines, we discussed some of the You Tube movement composition videos seen last week and, as a class, came up with a list of three assessment criteria that we would use when considering how well each group's short performance was. The goal here was to have them know and understand what is required to perform well. The list of assessment criteria that you see in the photo was generated by the students. I gave them some guiding questions afterwards to think about while their were watching each group's routine.
At the end of the routines, all the kids peer assessed the other group's performances by using a star rating system (3 stars was excellent, 2 stars was good, and 1 star meant that there needed to be improvement). Along with recording these results, the students who had observed also gave immediate verbal feedback. The students did a great job giving feedback and from what I could see honest peer assessment ratings for each of the performances.