Use the rubric as you write. As we move through the year, I will not force you to use the rubric--but for now I think you should. It shows me that you are trying to do what I am trying to teach.
Lucky for you guys that Monday is C day--and you do not have class on C day--so the memoir is not due until Tuesday! But that also means that I will be hoping you use that extra time to make your memoir a whamdammer of an essay: Cool title, maybe a quote and an image...
When you are finished with your memoir, post it to your blog, but also save the rubric in Notability as a pdf. You can share that pdf with me on Tuesday as it gives me a hard copy to markup and return to you.
Because I assigned so much writing this week, there are no journal entries due, though you are welcome to write some for extra credit. I do expect you to comment on the writing pieces posted on your classmate's blogs. Commenting is the single best way to help all of you become better writers. Maybe weird, but it's true!
Thanks for joining Schoology. I will try and get your grades up as quickly as I can. I am a big believer in keeping in open gradebook with each of you, so that you will always know how you are doing, and also so you can catch any mistakes I might make in the grading. Even for a perfect teacher like me, it is possible I'll make a mistake:)
I am impressed with your start to the year. Good stuff and good efforts.
Have a good weekend.