Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit

Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
Suspense Stories: Valley Forge Recruit
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Suspense stories provide a fun, engaging writing activity for students. Sometimes students need a break from their regular writing curriculum and this is an exciting, but purposeful, alternative!

Synopsis: Edward wakes up and discovers that he is at Valley Forge with the Continental Army. Edward may be headed for trouble when a farmer discovers a group of soldiers stealing food.

This activity is a fantastic way to integrate history and writing!

How to use Suspense Stories:

Read the “Story Starter” aloud to students. I usually read the starter twice so that students are able to remember the details. Each student will write an ending to the story.

I ask each student to write his/her first draft on notebook paper. My requirement for story length is ¾ of a page but you can require any length you think is appropriate for your students.

Once students’ rough drafts are done, I ask them to pair with another student to proofread/edit each other’s writing.

Students are now ready to write their final drafts! I ask students to use the lined final draft paper included in this resource.

Students enjoy reading their stories to the class. Choose a few volunteers to read their stories aloud.

Use the provided rubric to grade students’ final drafts. I included a rubric marked A-D and a rubric marked 1.0-4.0 for your convenience.

Notes for teachers are included in this resource!

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Here are some other titles in my Suspense Stories series:

Suspense Stories: The Old Mansion

Suspense Stories: Farm Drama

Suspense Stories: The Mars Compound

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