After you have read and reflected on the text, decide upon a single aspect you believe makes it interesting or special. For example, you might consider one of these elements for a short story evaluation: • author’s development of a particular character • author’s use of metaphor in the story • author’s use of sensory details to affect mood • how author creates suspense • how the text satisfies (or dissatisfies) the genre

The essay will need: • Introduction: In one introductory paragraph, , summarize background information on the literary task and author; include your essay’s thesis statement as the last sentence of the introduction. • Body: In the next paragraphs, write topic sentences that connect to your thesis statement. Develop each paragraph with facts, details, examples, or reasons from the text to support each of your topic sentences. ? Conclusion: Summarize the main points of your essay and explain how your conclusion connects to your thesis statement.