Name: ____________________________Period:________________________ Short Story Plan Embedded Assessment Unit 2 EA-1: 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. Step 1: Planning a Story In preparation for writing your own short story, brainstorm what you might include in a short story. Your ideas could become the basis of your short story for Embedded Assessment 1. Brainstorm a list of ideas for a story below: 1. Think about a character for your short story. Create a name and two important characteristics of your character’s personality. 2. An essential element of a short story’s plot is conflict. Think about possible conflicts that you could use to develop a plot, and use the following prompts to think about both an internal and an external conflict for your character. Character Name: Characteristic 1: Characteristic 2: External conflict: __________________ versus ___________________ Internal conflict: ___________________________________________ Which POV will you be writing from?_____________________________________ Which literary elements do you wish to include into your narrative? _____Foreshadowing _____Figurative Language _____Imagery _____Irony Step 2: Write the opening of your story Return to the conflicts and characters that you created earlier. Write an opening to a story that presents the character, the conflict (s), and/or the setting using the point of view that you think would be best to narrate the story. Be sure to include the following: • A central conflict that will drive the events of the story and develop the Character • An internal or external conflict for the main character • A consistent point of view • An introduction to the main character through description of appearance, actions, and voice. Step 3: Plot the Story Once you have written the opening, go to the plot diagram and use it to outline a plan of rising action for your story. What sequence of events could occur to move your character to the climax of the story?