Obituary You will pretend to be a writer for the obituary section of the newspaper. You will base your obituary on the life of the figure or character you selected for your eulogy and use your analysis of the ny times obituary section to conform to ap



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You will pretend to be a writer for the obituary section of the newspaper. You will base your obituary on the life of the figure or character you selected for your eulogy and use your analysis of the NY Times obituary section to conform to AP style.


Please read and follow the guidelines below very carefully.
The obituary can be for a character that is still living at the end of the book. You can fabricate information that is not known, such as a character or person’s date and cause of death, occupation, etc.
The obituary must be at least 500 words in length and should include the following:


  • Full name of the character/person

  • Date of birth

  • Date of death

  • Age at the time of death

  • Cause of death

  • Education

  • Occupation

  • Major accomplishments/achievements

  • Names of the character’s parents

  • Names of the character’s closest deceased and surviving relatives

  • Place of residence

  • Place of funeral/burial

A Student Planning Sheet is provided to help you organize your presentation.

On the day of your presentation, you will turn in the following:
1. Your obituary

2. The text of your eulogy

3. Completed self-assessment rubrics for both.

4. Completed peer-assessment rubrics for both

Your grade will be based on the accompanying rubrics. Please take time to review the rubrics before creating and presenting your obituary and eulogy. Be sure to complete the rubric for each task and bring it to class with you the day of your presentation.

Student Planning Sheet
Before writing the obituary, you will need to gather information about the deceased person or character. Remember that the obituary can be for a character that is still living at the end of the book, movie, play or in real life. You must make up information that is not known, such as the date and cause of death, but it should make sense or be amusing.

Name of Deceased






Date of Birth






Date of Death






Age at the Time of Death







Cause of the Death






Education






Occupation






Major Accomplishments/Achievement






Names of the Character’s Parents






Names of the Character’s Closest

Surviving Relatives




Place of Residence






Place, date and time of Funeral/Burial






Name:_________________________


Obituary Rubric

Person/character:__________________________________________________________




Criteria


Possible Number of Points

Student’s Score

Mrs. Tassey’s Score

Obituary is about an interesting character or person

/5

Reason:









Obituary does not include irrelevant information or information about other people or characters.

/5

Reason:









Obituary includes important information about the character’s life and death.

  • Date of birth

  • Date of death

  • Age at the time of death

  • Cause of death

  • Education

  • Occupation

  • Major accomplishments and/or achievements

  • Name of character’s parents

  • Name of the character’s closest surviving and deceased relatives

  • Places of residence

  • Place of funeral/burial

/20

Reason:









Obituary includes accurate or logical information based on fact or character.

/20

Reason:









Tone and style of the obituary is appropriate—AP style.

/10

Reason:









Obituary is typed.

/10

Reason:









Obituary does not contain spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes.

/10

Reason:








The obituary meets length requirement, 500 words.

/10

Reason:








Total Points:

/100






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