Why Biographical Narrative?. Department of Secondary Instruction Fontana Unified School District Aug. 2010. 2010 District Writing Benchmark #1. The first district writing benchmark for grades 9 & 10 will ask students to write a biographical narrative
Department of Secondary Instruction
Fontana Unified School District
Sample essays and scoring commentary follows in the next three slides.
*Sample prompt and essay taken from CAHSEE ELA Released Test Questions 2008 (available online)
Example of an advanced student response following things
Proficient (score 3) students response following things
Score 2 following things
Write a narrative about someone you know personally, or a historical figure, who discovered something new. It might have been a physical discovery, such as the location of a new place, or it may have been a personal discovery, such as the love for a new food or kind of art. What made the discovery important for the person and how did it change their life or the lives of others?