This multiple-work creative writing project TEMPLATE is a compilation of "dressed up" 5-paragraph essays, actually. Whether used mid-year as a teaching tool for varied writing techniques or year-end as a final assessment tool for those writing techniques, this framework generates significant student inspiration and motivation.
The initial 3 pages present an OVERVIEW of the project with a list of 10 written "article" (essay) options & 5 artistic elements; ORGANIZATIONAL suggestions for specificity of manuscript requirements, incremental tasks, revision, and grading; as well as BENEFITS of this project. The last 7 pages are comprised of 3 revision CHECKLISTS, moving students through specific writing techniques (w/ self-contained instruction/examples) on paragraph, sentence, and word levels. Though this product finds it topic-center in a selected author, ANY topic (even cross-curricular) can serve as the project springboard. Enjoy! (The checklists also appear in my products, "Nine Short Story Templates" and "Short Story Writing Projects.")