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Creative Writing
Due:  Wednesday, February 5th
Please use the instructions and rubric as a guide.

Thank you!

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“An American President”


Due: Wednesday, February 5th


Dear Kiddos,

     Please research and write a one or two page essay about your chosen president in your best cursive writing. (If you have not learned cursive, you may use manuscript.) Please write on one side of each page. Include a catchy introduction, a body of details explaining his life, and a closing paragraph describing your president’s contribution to America. Include important details, but more importantly, write about the life of the man. For example, include a funny story, family life, or interesting facts about your president. What was his favorite food, color, song, or sport? This draws much more interest than simply listing facts. You may include your opinion throughout your writing. We look forward to hearing all about your president! Have fun, kids!

Grading Rubric

(20 points possible)

Did you start with an interesting paragraph that introduces your president?        _____/5 points

Does the body of your essay include details, facts, and events?                            _____/5 points

Did you finish your essay with a closing paragraph that highlights your president’s contribution to America?  What is he known for?                                                                                                                                                                                                                      _____/5 points

Finally, did you write your opinion in your closing?  Did you like your chosen president? Why or why not?

                                                                                                                                        _____/5 points

Total:__________/20 points

 


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The four main types of writing: expository, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive.
 
 General Grading Rubric

(20 points possible)
 

Did you start with an interesting paragraph that introduces your topic or character(s) and setting?             
_____/5 points

 

Does the body of your essay include details, facts, and events or lead to a specific problem?                                     
_____/5 points

 

Did you resolve your story in the final paragraph or provide your opinon about the topic you researched?

_____/5 points
 

Finally, did you  include a narrative voice and fugurative langauage to connect your reader?                                                                                                                                                           _____/5 points

 

Total:__________/20 points

 

 

 

 


 
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