This 9-week writing project fits in nicely to any short story unit you are doing with your class! It has students identify and outline the major elements and structure of a short story and then through the scaffolding of reading various short stories students are able to write their own short story. My class had a blast doing this and I turned their finished stories (with a cover) into a book for them to take home. The themes and stories were amazing and really engaged the students!!