Creative Writing: What makes a good short story?

In this lesson, we will be looking at what makes a good short story. We will be thinking about our own favourite short stories and what makes them so enjoyable as well as unleashing our imaginations and considering what we would find if we stepped through a window into another world!

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Quiz:

Creative Writing (Short Stories) - Lesson 1

Complete the following quiz to see how much you have understood from today's lesson:

Q1.Before stories were written down, they were told orally. What does 'orally' mean?

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Q2.What three things are needed in order to create a story?

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Q3.How many main characters are usually found in short stories?

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Q4.A story that is under 1000 words is known as what?

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Q5.What is a subplot?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Creative Writing (Short Stories) - Lesson 1

Complete the following quiz to see how much you have understood from today's lesson:

Q1.Before stories were written down, they were told orally. What does 'orally' mean?

1/5

Q2.What three things are needed in order to create a story?

2/5

Q3.How many main characters are usually found in short stories?

3/5

Q4.A story that is under 1000 words is known as what?

4/5

Q5.What is a subplot?

5/5

Lesson summary: Creative Writing: What makes a good short story?

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