learning goal: what is empathy?  which of our stories so far evokes the most empathy? how does it do this with the basic fictional elements of setting, character and plot?

intro to paragraph assignment

time to write

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Use one, two, or three of the basic elements of fiction in explaining your answer to the question below.

Compose your response in a paragraph that uses the 11-part-paragraph structure.

In each of the three parts of your paragraph, include at least one brief passage from the story.

“The Ultimate Safari” “The Guest” “In a Grove” “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”

The question:

Which of our stories evokes the most empathy in readers? How does it do this with one, two, or three of the basic fictional elements: setting, character, teller’s position, plot?

guiding questions for fiction

11-part paragraph