This assignment is a final project for a short story of your choosing. The project is the culmination of learning several key concepts, including: PLOT (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution); CONFLICT; CHARACTERIZATION; SETTING (time and place of the story); and DIALOGUE.
The included graphic organizer is a great way to have students brainstorm about their comic strips and analyze the key concepts involved. I have also included a rubric to score students' final drafts. When I teach this, I have students use Bitstrips.com to build their comic strips on a digital platform; each class then votes on the best comic strip, and I score their digital comic strips with the rubric, just like I would if they were on paper. A few student samples of these are included with this product.
* NOTE: This assignment is GENERIC for nearly any short story. I have also made this assignment specific to the short story, "Amigo Brothers," written by Piri Thomas. If you teach "Amigo Brothers," you might be better off downloading that specific assignment from my store.