Below is what I need completed. I like planes (want to join the Air Force). I
Below is what I need completed. I like planes (want to join the Air Force). I will attach a story I wrote but the teacher won't accept a previous assignment. Short Story Sophomore English Performance Task The texts from this quarter have focused on the sometimes surprising differences between how we see things and how they really are. Look back at the texts from this quarter and think about the ways in which things are not as they may first appear. Use those surprising insights as the basis for a suspenseful or surprising narrative of your own. Consider the techniques the authors use to create tension, suspense, and surprise in the short stories from this unit: · “The Wife’s Story” by Ursula K. LeGuin (see Teams Assignment for full text) · “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl (see Teams Assignment for full text) · “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (see Teams Assignment for full text) Required Elements: foreshadowing (at least 5) ambiguity (at least 1 instance) irony (verbal, situational, or dramatic; at least 1) characterization setting tone mood Challenge Strategies (not required): dialogue humor flashback symbolism The above required elements must be underlined in your story and identified in parentheses. Example: “You might as well ask whether an old woman's wrinkled face could ever bloom again (metaphor).” An effective short story - begins by introducing a setting, a narrator, and a main character - has an engaging plot with a central conflict - uses a variety of narrative techniques to develop characters, plot, theme, and suspense or surprise - includes sensory language and descriptive details - ends with a logical and satisfying resolution to the conflict Steps: Find inspiration by reviewing the texts we have read this quarter. Brainstorm: ● Think about an experience, event, or conflict you know about that involved an element of suspense or surprise ● Use your imagination to create characters, setting, plot, conflict, and theme related to this experience or event. Get organized. Combine the techniques you identified in the texts with your own ideas in an outline or a graphic organizer. Consider these points: -How does the story begin? What techniques will you use to engage readers and make them want to keep reading? -What is the plot of the narrative? What is the central conflict? -What is the sequence of events? How do they lead to a climax—a turning point or moment of greatest intensity? When is the moment of sudden insight? -From which point of view will your narrative be told? -What details will bring your setting and characters to life for readers? -How will you create suspense or surprise? Write a draft of your narrative, following your notes, outline, and/or graphic organizers. -Introduce your readers to the setting, main character(s), and a conflict or experience that will be central to the plot -Describe a clear sequence of events surrounding the conflict. Pay attention to how you develop the element of surprise or suspense and the best moment to reveal a sudden insight. -Use descriptive details, sensory language, and narrative techniques such as dialogue to make the setting, characters and events realistic for your readers. -Provide a satisfying ending that resolves the central conflict. Revise your draft. There will be an in-class self/peer review to help you with this step. Turn in final, typed draft of your essay. Be prepared to share your story aloud in a small group.

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