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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Short Story, Due Thursday, April 26

Objective:  To work cooperatively to write a narrative story.  To synthesize all elements of a story into a final piece.

You and your partner are responsible for writing a SHORT story. 60 points total:

·       It should be 3-5 pages, typed, following the correct PSM format (see handbook) (10 pts).

·       Include all of the elements of a fiction story discussed in class, as follows:

o   Characters, clearly explained within the story. (10 pts)

o   Plot, with a problem and a solution.  Include an introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.  Include properly punctuated dialogue. (20 pts)

o   Setting, appropriately described, including where and when.  This should be woven into your story, not separate from story. (10 pts)

·       Sophisticated and appropriate use of language and style.  Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  (10 pts)

·       DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 26  

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