This resource was created to be used with the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. The Writing Prompt and Rubric provide the students with a persuasive writing task to determine by providing evidence from the text if Doodle was responsible for his brother’s death. The student Writing Prompt is ready to duplicate for classroom use and teacher key for the test is included. Other resources are also available for “The Scarlet Ibis” on my site including a Multiple Choice test (three choices) and a Modified Multiple Choice Test (two choices), a Reading Guide for enhanced Comprehension, and a Story Map for enhanced Comprehension. Tests and all other reading activities have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.