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Reading Resources

Below you will find reading resources.
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Short Story Rubric

Name_____________________________Short Story Title_________________________________________
Theme:



1. Suspense. Labeled in story. 1-------------2------------------3------------------4-----------------------5

2. 3 of the types of characterization. Labeled in story. (10)
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3. Theme stated on rubric, story effectively communicates theme (10)
1--------------2--------------3--------------4--------------5-----------6------------7----------8-----------9-----------10
4. Pick 2 of the following to be graded on: Plot, Setting, Character Development (20)
            a.
1--------------2--------------3--------------4--------------5-----------6------------7----------8-----------9-----------10
            b.
1--------------2--------------3--------------4--------------5-----------6------------7----------8-----------9-----------10
5. Previous drafts attached, denoted with who read/brainstormed with you (5)
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Suspense is a hard discipline to master, but the following tips will help to ensure a thrilling experience for the reader:

1.    Give the reader a lofty viewpoint. ...

2.    Use time constraints. ...

3.    Keep the stakes high. ...

4.    Apply pressure. ...

5.    Create dilemmas. ...

6.    Complicate matters. ...

7.    Be unpredictable. ...

8.    Create a really good villain.

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