9th grade Foundations                                                Name: ___________________________

Mastery #1: Creative Nonfiction Narrative

In the style of Sherman Alexie’s “Indian Education”, you will be writing a creative nonfiction piece that addresses the education you received during one grade or time-period of school.

Consider that education may refer to an academic lesson, a life lesson, or a lesson about yourself. This task asks you to synthesize the narrative style we’ve been reading and discussing with the grammatical foundations and writing process we’ve been practicing.  


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.



ROUGH DRAFT is due in class on Monday, December 16th

→ Rough draft will be returned with feedback from your teacher on Tuesday, October 16.

FINAL DRAFT is due in class on Monday, _________.

→ Final draft must be typed in 12 pt. font and double-spaced.

→ Final draft must be submitted WITH rough draft & rubrics