This packet takes your students through the entire process of planning and crafting a short story. It directs them in developing a theme, inspiration, the plot, conflict, characters, point-of-view, and the setting. The purpose of this packet is to teach students how to create a short story in which every literary element directly influences the theme of the story, and works nicely in a unit that is focused on short story analysis.
It takes about 2-3 days to complete, especially if supplemented with other work, and is essential in the writing process as it gives students a hands-on, guided research and note-taker when covering some often complex material.
A sure-fire way to help your high school English students craft compelling short stories!