Here is my French autobiography project for the Junior level. This project is a great resource to use at the beginning of the year when you are trying to get to know your students. I normally get started on this right away so that I can 1) have a meaningful sample of student work put up on my wall for "Meet the Teacher" night or for Parent-Teacher Interview night; 2) have a more significant sample of student work to put on the Progress Reports that always seem to be coming so soon after the start of the school year.
I enjoy this project because I can have students simply concentrating on the structure and content of their writing without having to worry about the research component. It is a good launching pad to later include the research aspect of a project and gives them some sort of a familiarity with the literary genre so that they have some sort of connection to fall back on when they will have write a biography later on during the year.