These two worksheets take the writer through five steps to help them self-check their story. The focus of this worksheet is on helping them make revisions to enhance the quality of their story, not on correcting spelling and grammatical errors. Writers will be asked to look for connections, look at dialogue wording, and check for descriptive phrases, vivid language, and good transitions.
Second page uses Kelly Gallagher's "STAR" acronym to help students track what they have "Substituted" "Taken Out" "Added" and "Revised" in their stories. It also helps me, as a teacher, get a quick look at how much revision the student has actually completed without having to scan through their entire story.
A great followup to my Short Story Writing Worksheets - four pages of planning worksheets to help students think through all the key elements and details of their writing before putting pen to paper. This could also be used as a guide to analyze a short story by a given author to provide students with a model expectation.
Short Story Revision
by Alison Nero
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