This Short Story Assignment is a standards-based culminating project for a short story unit. I successfully use this assignment in a Gen-Ed English 9 class.
Guided requirements page (with key)
Scaffolded brainstorming & planning sheets
This assignment is easily adaptable for use in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10!
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Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.