This assignment is meant to be assigned after reading a variety of short stories focussing on a single theme or issue. My students read several short stories during which we analyzed the role and voice of women (in the past and present). Students then chose between two options (one creative writing and one essay writing) to demonstrate their knowledge and thoughts on the portrayals and issues discussed.
The handouts can be revised so that you can individualize for stories of your choice. As well, planning/brainstorming sheets for both options and the evaluation rubric are included.