This is a writing assignment my students do while reading Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club." We write a few poems about our chinese element and later our chinese zodiac, but eventually we take a personality test (included as Powerpoint) and learn about our American zodiac. We then write a compare/contrast essay over which we believe better describes us of the three. This folder includes graphic organizers for the zodiac research and the essay itself. It includes the essay prompt/outline and the rubric. It includes a personality test.