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Autobiography- Vignettes

For the next 10 Days, you will be writing an autobiography using vignettes. What is
an autobiography?...

Autobiography: an account of a person's life written by that person.

You will be telling your story through three chapters with two vignettes in each.
Say what?

Here is what you will be writing:

Chapter 1: Early Childhood


Vignette #1- one story about when you were a little kid
Vignette #2- another story about when you were a little kid

Chapter 2: Middle Childhood


Vignette #3- one story about when you were in middle school (10-14 yrs)
Vignette #4- another story about when you were in middle school

Chapter 3: Recent Childhood


Vignette #5- one story about your time as a young adult
Vignette #6- another story about your time as a young adult

You will NEED to use your time wisely in class to complete this. Please do not let
yourself be distracted in class. Otherwise, you will fall behind and struggle to
complete this. IF YOU NEED HELP, PLEASE COME TO MY ROOM DURING
BULLDOG BLOCK.

FAQs
How many vignettes (stories)? 6
How long do the vignettes have to be? At least two paragraphs each
How many total paragraphs do I need to write then? At least 12
Can I get extra credit for more? Yes, BUT it depends on how well you wrote them
When is this due? October 17th
Will you show this to my parents at Parent Teacher Conferences? Yes.
How much is it worth? 200 points
What if I dont do this? You will likely fail term 2.
Will we have time in class to work on this? Absolutely

Due Date: October 17th, 2017


Structure Grammar Flow Figurative
Language
50 pts. The 50 pts. There are 5 50 pts. The 50 pts. There are
autobiography has or fewer grammar autobiography at least 6 uses of
a logical structure errors. flows smoothly figurative
that helps the and is easy to read language.
reader follow the because the writer
flow and uses his/her words
progression. artistically.
40 pts. The 40 pts. There are 40 pts. The 40 pts. There are 4
autobiography has 6-10 grammar autobiography has uses of figurative
a structure, but it errors. flow, but it language.
doesnt strongly becomes rough
lead the reader and difficult to
through the essay. follow at times.
35 pts. The 35 pts. There are 35 pts. The 35 pts. The essay
autobiography 11-15 grammar autobiography has has 3 uses of
lacks a solid errors. a flow, but it is figurative
structure and this difficult to gather language.
makes it difficult the information
for the reader to throughout most of
follow the logical the essay.
flow of the essay.
20 pts. The 20 pts. There are 20 pts. The 20 pts. The essay
autobiography 16-19 grammar autobiography has 1 use of
lacks structure errors. lacks a sense of figurative
throughout most of flow and as a language.
the essay. result, the reader
cant follow the
narration.
0 pts. The 0 pts. There are 0 pts. There is no 0 pts. There are no
autobiography has more than 20 sense of flow found uses of figurative
no structure. grammar errors. in the language.
autobiography.