This is a culminating activity designed for students to make connections with the short stories they have read as a whole class, through cold reads, or independently. Students are to make text to self, text to text, and text to world connections. A detailed rubric, precise directions, notes pages, and a sample student product-- a powerpoint-- are all included. This assignment provides another means to cumulatively assess student understanding in lieu of or in addition to a literary analysis essay. It is designed to be highly individualized by nature. Students may work on this in a computer lab or independently. Because it is provided through MS word, you may alter contents as needed.