This alternate ending writing assignment can be used with ANY NOVEL OR SHORT STORY!
The prompt directs students to rewrite the end of a novel or story, but this is not simply a creative writing assignment. The new ending MUST change the theme of the story, which means that students must analyze the ending before rewriting it. The prompt includes clear directions and a short pre-writing activity to assist students in brainstorming and organizing their ideas.
This assignment is fun for students, because it allows them to show creativity. It also gives students an opportunity to practice important narrative writing skills.
An easy-to-use rubric is included, which grades students on theme change, mimicking the author's writing style, dialogue, creativity, and mechanics. The score is out of 100 pts.
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