This provides step by step directions for an "All About Me" Autobiographical Project that includes an essay. Students love it because it's about them and it's a great balance of creative and structured writing. As you can see in the preview, it includes a cover page, an I Am poem, a section of mini-writings and finally, an essay. The directions and attached rubric provide all the necessary guidelines for what's necessary in an autobiographical essay, i.e. proper names, specific actions, etc.
This is best used in conjunciton with the autobiographical planner that I also have posted.