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Biography Rubric

The following rubric can be used to grade a student-created biography. It works best when you give the students the rubric before they begin their work. A great way to help students create quality work is to use a biographical framework.

Name:____________________

Date: _________

Period:______

Subject of Biography:_________________________________

Criteria Pts Possible Pts Earned Comments

Birth Date/Birthplace

5

Death Date/ Place of Death

5

Early Influences
(Must include 3 events that influenced the individual.)

15

Education (Must include its role or significance in later life.)

15

Major Accomplishments (Must provide dates if applicable.)

15

Significance (Must explain why this individual is worthy of
note in their field of expertise.)

15

Contemporaries (Must include at least three individuals along with their occupations/roles.)

15

Grammar and Spelling
(Each error results in one point off.)

10

Neatness

5

Points Earned: ______________/100 Points
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See a sample biography of Mohandas Gandhi which could be graded using this rubric.

Find out more about teaching with biographies.

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