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Writing a Story for Assessment

Some tests ask you to write a story of your own, using another story as inspiration. The following activity will help you practice.

Analyze a story prompt.

Read the following prompt and answer the PAST questions about it. Then write down ideas for your story. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

Read the writing prompt.

You’ve just read about a shadow and a reflection. Now imagine that you have an adventure with your own shadow or reflection. How do you discover each other? Do you get along? What do you do together? Write a short story that describes your experience with your shadow or reflection. Try to make your story entertaining and original.

Answer the PAST questions.

Purpose?

To tell a story that is entertaining and original

Audience?

Readers

Subject?

An adventure I have with my shadow or reflection

Type?

Short story

This lesson is a part of the Practice Test for Literature Assessment unit.

Click the title to view more information about this unit and a full list of lessons that are included.

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