This assignment asks students to write about an episode in their life as if they were writing a chapter for their own memoir. This is a great assignment because it helps me get to know my students in a new light. If you're teaching about the genre of memoir itself, this would be a great assignment because it asks the students to apply the concepts they're learning to their own writing.
For inspiration, I encouraged students to re-read a favorite chapter of Funny in Farsi or make a list of important events in his/her life.
I uploaded it as a word document so you can play with the requirements and rubric. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.