This has been a favorite writing assignment of my seventh and eighth grade students for quite a while. I have tweaked it and improved it through the years, so that it truly supports students as they find the story in an older person's life. We learn so much from one another, and this assignment guides students toward that realization. From brainstorming, preparing an interview, to planning, revising, and editing, students are supported throughout! The rubric is simple, easy to follow, and makes clear what you will value in this assignment.