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Short Story Final Draft

Write a final, best-possible draft of your short story.

The original prompt, from Springboard, page 143:

Your assignment is to write an original narrative from real or imagined experiences or events. Your story must include a variety of narrative techniques - such as foreshadowing, point of view, figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and/or irony - as well as effective details and a well-structured sequence of events.

There are a LOT of details to this prompt, and you should use the previous weeks’ homework handouts as guides to your revisions! In addition to those handouts and what has been said, you should review closely the expectations of the rubric, which can be found on page 144 of Springboard.

Goals are to write a narrative that includes a variety of techniques, follows the progression of a narrative story (exposition, rising action, climax, resolution), and includes character development
Exemplary Work is written with clear attention to grammatical accuracy and narrative choice, including only details that effectively convey what is needed to develop character and action, creating a work whose characters are interesting, whose setting feels authentic, whose conflict creates a clear and logical struggle, and whose theme is thoughtful.

Earlier Event: December 11
Reading Log
Later Event: January 22
Style of Independent Reading Novel