I have used this template many times in class and the students love it. Often, I have the students create a comic strip of their short story, summary, or sequence of events. I feel that this comic strip Idea allows them to visualize what they plan on writing about before they start writing. After the students complete their comic strip;
I have the students work in pairs to look over the comic strip
Look for missing events
Check to see if the story line is clear
Check to see if the setting is clear
After their comic strip has been peer-reviewed, it is at this time the student would work on their actual writing piece. Of course this is just one way of many I have used this file.
*Uses multiple intelligences!