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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.


To tell a story that is entertaining and original




An adventure I have with my shadow or reflection


Short story

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