Lesson Plan


This is a document that outlines 20 exercises originally designed for use in Secondary School, to teach and practice creative writing. Each lesson goes through the basic plot devices and story elements in a good short story, and is focused on getting the student's imagination going, while producing about 1-2 pages per assignment. The student also has the flexibility to not do the assigned assignment and write anything story-related they desire at any time. 20 lessons in all. Originally developed by my father, who is now retired, but taught in the Richmond School District (California, USA) for many years.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Other


short story writing imagination



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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April 27, 2009
This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of pendragn's Default Collection, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System and which you can see…
justin gorney
This lesson is very rich (including a collection of 20 different short story prompts for students). I like the diversity in the prompts and how they each demonstrate a different…

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