2. 1 Write autobiographical narratives. 1b Locate scenes and incidents in specific places



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2.1 Write autobiographical narratives.

2.1b Locate scenes and incidents in specific places.

2.1c Describe with concrete sensory details the sights, sounds, and smells of a scene and the specific actions, movements, gestures, and feelings of the characters; use interior monologue.

2.1d Place the presentation of actions to accommodate changes in time and mood.

2.1e Make effective use of descriptions of appearance, images, and sensory details

All About Me!

This assignment should provide a fun and interesting opportunity to talk about yourself. You will write an essay and deliver a power-point to the class. You will choose one of the following prompts:


  1. Think about one memorable event in your past that changed your life.




  1. Write about your entire life from birth to present day. This essay should begin with your birth and should trace your growing up years. You should include highlights and interesting facts. Give examples. Tell stories. Use vivid descriptions. Use dialogue.


Autobiographical Essay Rubric

Rough Draft (Attach this to the back of final draft.) /20

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Final Draft



1. Introduction (One paragraph): Is it engaging? Does it hook the audience? /10

Does it give context? Does it give hints about where the essay is going to go?


2. Body (Three paragraphs): Do the paragraphs discuss your experience in detail?

Do the paragraphs discuss the important events that led up to or followed your experience?

Do your paragraphs include plenty of details about people, places, and events? /30
3. Conclusion (One paragraph):

Do you reflect on what you learned or how you changed as a person? /10

Does the conclusion discuss the significance of the experience?

*********************************************************** Is the final draft typed in MLA format, with name, date, period and a title /10

and the caption sheet? ______________

Final Draft /60

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Total /80


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