Short Story Writing - Story Starter Idea, Worksheets, Organizers

Addie Williams
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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10 pages
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Students stuck for ideas for a short story? Do they have a difficult time coming up with characters, setting, or a conflict? This set of worksheets deals with writer's block in a fun and unique way. Using a collaborative technique, students will get a great start on a short story! This is one of my students' favorite activities during the year.

Includes a detailed lesson plan, unique "Dial-A-Short-Story" Template, and an example of how to use it, student brainstorming worksheets, short story planner, an editing checklist, and grading rubrics.

An excellent way to review the elements of the short story - antagonist, protagonist, setting, conflict, climax, etc.

Click on the links below to check out my other Short Story themed items-->

Tell-Tale Heart Newspaper Assignment

Short Story Writing and Unique Story Starter Idea

Short Story Point of View Notes and Assignment

Short Story Terms Personal Dictionary

Short Story Graphic Organizers for Student Response

Short Story Character Analysis / Character Sketch

(C) Addie Williams, Addie Education

Total Pages
10 pages
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