A writing task or diagnostic test I have developed to start a unit on text analysis or short story writing. It is the way to see the student's thinking behind their very short story. I have uploaded the word document so the teacher can put a theme on it. It's also a nice activity to get to know your students if you theme it around their summer holidays. As a teacher you can compare the range of responses and record their ability to describe, explain and infer so you can create a class profile and then teach the subject based on their strengths. It is for students to understand their authorial choices before analysing the authorial choice of other authors - the why did the author do this, what was their purpose?