Create a Historical Fiction Autobiography

Directions: This assignment is to compose a brief story detailing one aspect of the life of a famous person. You need to do some research about this person and write as though you are this person. Choose one moment from his or her life to detail, and tell a story from his or her perspective.

  • Chose one aspect of a famous person's life to tell the story of and tell it in the first-person point of view.
  • Compose a story that is no longer than five pages in length, typed, double-spaced, and no smaller than 12 pt font.
  • Give your story a title and a by line.
  • Go through the writing process and have fun!

 

Category Advanced Proficient Meets Standard Below Standard
Pre-write
  • Synthesizes ideas from multiple sources to illustrate or explain a concept.
  • Paper is concentrated on a specific thesis.
  • Method of organization deliberately fits the paper's theme.
  • Shows many ideas were generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are clearly organized.
  • Shows adequate ideas were generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are organized.
  • Shows few or no ideas generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are clearly organized.
Rough Draft and Revising
  • Author has first draft that provides more than enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown competency in ability to revise work by removing all superfluous information and adding necessary explanation to give a complete picture.
  • Author has first draft that provides more than enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown competency in ability to revise work
  • Author has first draft that provides enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown ability to revise work
  • Author has a first draft that is just begun or is missing.
  • Author has limited revising not revised at all.
Editing and Final Copy
  • Includes all elements required in assignment description and shows evidence of research/synthesis to deepen your understanding of the subject as shown through your evaluation.
  • Final copy is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a professional final copy with academic integrity, meaning MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual rules are followed.
  • Includes all elements required in assignment description and shows evidence of deliberate decision making on the part of the author.
  • Final copy is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a clean, professional final copy with a title and by-line.
  • Includes all required elements in assignment description.
  • Final has few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a clean, professional final copy with a title and by-line.
  • Is missing more than one of the required elements in assignment description.
  • Final copy has many errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a final copy that is unprofessional and/or lacks a title or by-line.
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