Name: _______________________________                MW 2 - Creative Nonfiction/Memoir

Criteria

4 - exceed standards

3 - meets standards

2 - needs revision

1 - needs instruction

Task → Memoir depicts a moment of ‘education’ 

Event(s) are well-chosen and appropriate, reflecting a significant moment of learning in the author’s life.

Event(s) described are appropriate to the task, showing a moment of learning that seems somewhat significant to the author’s life.

Memoir focuses on a moment(s)  that does not seem significant to the author’s life, or does not connect to a concept of education.

Author does not seem to be aware of the significance of the moment depicted - there is no connection to the idea of learning/education.

Structure of the Memoir

Memoir mirrors style of “Indian Education”, including a clear format of conflict-resolution- realization.

Memoir mirrors style of “Indian Education”, including a somewhat clear format of conflict-resolution- realization.

The conflict-resolution- realization format is difficult to discern, may be missing a component entirely.

The conflict-resolution- realization format is not clearly present. One or several components are missing entirely.

Required Elements

Memoir includes perfectly executed use of colon, semicolon and at least one example of dialogue.

Memoir includes correct examples of a colon, semicolon and dialogue.

Memoir is missing one of the the required grammar elements OR execution is incorrect/confusing.

Memoir is missing several of the required grammar elements OR execution is incorrect/confusing.

Use of figurative language

Memoir uses 3 or more examples of figurative language to creatively add meaning and beauty to the story.

Memoir uses 3 examples of figurative language in ways that contribute to the story.

Memoir may use little figurative language, or figurative language is used awkwardly, distracting from the story.

Memoir lacks figurative language.

Conventions

(spelling, capitalization, punctuation)

Memoir is error-free.

Memoir contains minimal mistakes that do not interfere with meaning.

Numerous  minor errors are distracting or make memoir difficult to read.

Many errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation interfere with meaning.

** Plagiarism will result in automatic failure.                        Rubric score_________ Grade__________

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