Write Your Own Short Story
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to practice create writing skills and discuss what makes a successful short story
Common Core Standards:
What makes this collection of short stories so successful? Come up with a list of potential qualities as a class. Examples might include: succinctness; clear descriptions; arresting images; surprise endings; epiphanies and reversals; narration; stories within stories; and so on. Spend about 15 minutes on this discussion, using concrete examples from the text, and tell students to take notes.
Then, tell students that they will write their...
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