This package contains four worksheets to help students during the planning phase of writing a short story. The pages included are the following:
Setting the Scene: Aids students in envisioning the scene of their story.
Story Details: Worksheet is broken down into the five senses to help students create descriptive elements.
Character Development: Guides students through creating a back story for their main character(s) to create well-rounded personas.
Developing the Story: Helps students pinpoint the important elements of the story (protagonist, antagonist, problem, etc) to ensure all details are thought through before writing.
These worksheets are highly adaptable and I have used them for grades 6-10 with varying levels of scaffolding. After completing these worksheets, your students will have a clear vision of the story they are going to write, and like Michelangelo's David, they won't need to create it, but rather just discover it within the page.
Short Story Writing Worksheets
by Alison Nero
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License