After reading a 3 part story (post-apocalyptic, zombies) from ReadWorks.org together (The Run, Refueling, Searching for Survivors), students wrote the fourth and final part of the story for their end of 6 weeks final project.
Their writing needed to include a variety of elements to be successful:
-Vocabulary from the series so far
-Dialogue (to review our learning of Dramatic Elements)
-Lyrics from a song or lines from a poem incorporated into the story in some meaningful way (to review our learning of Poems and Poetic Techniques)
-A creative title
-All 4 original main characters + new characters
Link to ReadWorks original story: http://www.readworks.org/passages/run