This is a 13-page, free-write short story unit in which students are tasked with developing an original story following proper formatting and guidelines for narrative, description, and dialogue. The download includes a 1-page overview of the assignment itself, including draft deadlines, prompt specifics, tips for narrative writing, and additional requirements; a 2-page handout providing narrative style tips paragraph structure, use of dialogue, attributions, verb tense consistency, and showing-not telling-the story; a 7-page short story model; a 2-page peer evaluation form for in-class assessment of preliminary drafts; and a 1-page teacher evaluation for summative assessment of the final draft. SEE THE FREE PREVIEW OF THE SHORT STORY MODEL FOR A LOOK AT THE FINAL GOAL FOR STUDENTS. Also check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.