Analyze

Short Fiction

Directions: Answer the following questions based on the short story you read.


  • Provide a brief summary of the story. What was the theme of the story?
  • Describe the author's style. Use examples from the text to support your ideas.
  • What is this author's greatest strength as a writer of fiction? Provide examples from the story to support your ideas.
  • Identify a weakness in the author's style. What could they have done differently to make their work better? Be sure to provide evidence to support your claims.


Advanced All answers provided are complete, including multiple examples. Answers are in paragraph-form and are grammatically correct. Responses demonstrate reviewer's analysis and evaluation skills to be exemplary. (Answers range from 450 words to 500 words.)
Proficient All answers provided are complete, including multiple examples. Answers are in paragraph-form and are grammatically correct. Responses demonstrate reviewer's analysis and evaluation skills to be efficient. (Answers range from 350 words to 400 words.)
Meets Standard All answers provided are complete, including multiple examples. Answers are in paragraph-form and are grammatically correct. Responses demonstrate reviewer's analysis and evaluation skills to be adequate. (Answers range from 250 words to 300 words.)
Below Standard Answers provided are incomplete, and do not include examples that support the reviewer's ideas. Answers are not in paragraph-form and are not grammatically correct. Responses do not demonstrate reviewer's analysis and evaluation skills.
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