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					                           Spoon River Anthology
We can learn a great deal about Lucinda Matlock and Fiddler Jones through the epitaphs
carved for them. Take some time to consider what your epitaph might be – then, compose
one for yourself. After composing your piece, think about a creative way you might
present your work to the class…

Requirements:

      Your piece must consist of no less than 10 lines and must include something you
       are known for – personalize it!
      Must be typed, double spaced, first person voice
      The title should be your name as it would appear on a tombstone
      You will present your epitaph to the class in a theatrical/artistic fashion –
       costumes, props, overhead slides, artwork, video, powerpoint–
      Two separate grades – 15 points in writing and 15 points in presentations




                           Spoon River Anthology
We can learn a great deal about Lucinda Matlock and Fiddler Jones through the epitaphs
carved for them. Take some time to consider what your epitaph might be – then, compose
one for yourself. After composing your piece, think about a creative way you might
present your work to the class…

Requirements:

      Your piece must consist of no less than 10 lines and must include something you
       are known for – personalize it!
      Must be typed, double spaced, first person voice
      The title should be your name as it would appear on a tombstone
      You will present your epitaph to the class in a theatrical/artistic fashion –
       costumes, props, overhead slides, artwork, video, powerpoint
      Two separate grades – 15 points in writing and 15 points in presentations
Epitaph Project
Presentation Rubric
5 points      Stage Presence – facing audience, everything works, audience can
              understand where you’re going, lines memorized
10 points     Props, Costume, artwork, technology – appropriate for your topic -reflects
              the points you are trying to make – enhances your writing piece (10 is
              outstanding/8 very good/6 satisfactory/ 4 barely there)


Writing Rubric
5 points      Grammar, punctuation, format
10 points     Length, Creativity – does your piece reflect your life, personality, dreams,
              secrets – can we tell it’s about you?




                                     Epitaph Project


Presentation Rubric
5 points      Stage Presence – facing audience, everything works, audience can
              understand where you’re going, lines memorized
10 points     Props, Costume, artwork, technology – appropriate for your topic -reflects
              the points you are trying to make - enhances your writing piece (10 is
              outstanding/8 very good/6 satisfactory/ 4 barely there)


Writing Rubric
5 points      Grammar, punctuation, format
10 points     Length, Creativity – does your piece reflect your life, personality, dreams,
              secrets – can we tell it’s about you?

				
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