This unit provides the assignment as well as a very thorough rubric for assessing the Short Story.
Fiction Writing is always a hit with the more academic and less academic student and can really balance out more rigorous assignments. It is a great assignment that you can put more or less emphasis on.
Creative Writing can challenge students to be good writers, even though it is creative. Teachers and schools always shy away from creative assignments but those really get students invested while still challenging them in their diction, organization, conveying intended points/themes, conventions, etc.