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Create

Your Own Short Story



Standard: CC.1.4.3.P Organize an event sequence that unfolds
naturally, using temporal words and phrases to signal event
order; provide a sense of closure.

Objective: Writing a short story, students will be able to
produce a story that follows a sequence of events and a sense
of closure with 100% accuracy.


Instructions: Create a short story. In the short story you
should have a sequence of events. At least three different
events leading to the ending should be included. Along, with
the events connecting words and sequencing words should be
included. Be creative and enjoy the writing process.

Materials that should be turned in:
Organizer of your choice
Rough Draft
Three Peer Edits
Final Draft


Short Story Rubric
Category
4
3
2
Sequence of More than three Three events Two events
events that flow that flow are that flow are
Events

Closure

are included.

included.

included.

The ending
matches the
events leading
up to it.

The ending
matches only
two of the
events

The ending
only matches
one of the
events leading

1
Two events
are included,
but they do
not go
together.
There is no
ending.

Connecting
and
Sequencing
words

Grammar

Materials
Needed

leading up to
it.
Connecting
Connecting
words are used words are
at the beginning used at the
of each
beginning of
paragraph.
all, but one
Sequencing
paragraph.
words are used Sequencing
to show what
words are
number the
used, but not
event is in the
correctly.
sequence.
There are less
There are 3-
than 2
4
grammatical
grammatical
errors.
errors.
All materials
One element
listed are
is missing.
included.

up to it.
Connecting
words are
used at the
beginning of
most of the
paragraphs.
Only one
sequencing
word was
used.

Very few, if
any connecting
words are
used. No
sequencing
words can be
found.

There are 5-6


grammatical
errors.

More than 7
grammatical
errors were
found.
Three or more
elements are
missing.

Two elements
are missing.