Red Scarf Girl “Coming of Age” Assignment and Rubric Ji-­‐li has grown up and changed throughout the course of the memoir Red Scarf Girl. Many of the obstacles and struggles that she faced throughout the story forced her to make very mature, life changing decisions. Just like all of you, Ji-­‐li makes difficult choices throughout her own story that affect her future. For this assignment, you will choose a quote that demonstrates an example of Ji-­‐li’s “Coming of Age.” After choosing your quote, you will begin by explaining what Ji-­‐li thought and believed about her world before the shift. Then, using one of our “Coming of Age” shifts, you will explain how Ji-­‐li’s understanding of her own life and world changed and how the situation or obstacle referenced by your quote helped her grow up, make a mature decision, and learn something new. Possible Points 5 • Text Evidence • Explanation of Evidence Quantity/ Quality of Evidence Language and Conventions • • 4 3 2 Skillfully blends evidence from the text by using both direct quotes and paraphrases. Provides insightful explanation/analysis of how text details support opinion. • Cites evidence from the • text by using both direct quotes and paraphrases. Cites evidence from the text by using either quotes or paraphrases. • Provides clear • explanation/ analysis of how text details support opinion. Provides some • explanation/ analysis of how text details support opinion. Provides no or incorrect explanation/ analysis of how text details support opinion. Provides more than enough & the strongest evidence to support opinion. • Provides enough related • evidence to support opinion. Provides limited and/or vague evidence to support opinion. Provides very little and/or unrelated or incorrect evidence to support opinion. • Some errors in grammar • and spelling that do not impact meaning or understanding. Very few grammatical or spelling errors. Pre-­‐Writing: _______ / 10 Rough Draft: _______ / 5 Final Draft: _______ / 20 Comments: • • Some errors in grammar and spelling that impact • meaning or understanding. Does not reference text evidence. Self Assessment Many errors in grammar and spelling.