Students chose a biography or autobiography of a person he or she admired enough to consider "hero." Each class begins with independent reading of their selected book. Once the book has been completed, students will answer the essential question:
IS my person a hero and HOW have I arrived at this conclusion?
Write an essay that examines the essential question posed. [Total 4-5 paragraphs]
Begin, by first examining your own personal definition of what a hero is. Explain your definition of what a hero is or should be. It should be complete, well-developed, and explicit. What characteristics or attributes should a hero have? [1 paragraph] Then describe what you learned about the life of your person in general.In one or two paragraphs explain his or her life. In other words, give a brief summary of his or her life. [1-2 paragraphs] Now, in another paragraph, become more specific in terms of what characteristics were described by your biographer or person(autobiographer) that constitute his heroism. [1 paragraph] Conclude by examining if your person met your expectations of being a true hero. Do you still think of him or her as a "hero?" What did you learn to change your opinion of him or her as a heroic figure? Has your definition of a hero changed as a result of reading this biography or autobiography? [1 paragraph]
This essay will be assessed using the CCSS 9-12 Argumentative Writing Rubric (attached below) and will be a summative assessment without opportunity for revision. You are all seniors who should be able to express in writing a cogent thought process whose organization is provided above.