Prompt: One day
you are reading a book. One of the characters jumps out of the
book. Write a story about what happens next.
- One day I sat down on a couch to read
the book Treasure Island. I carefully turned a page and
out jumped a pirate! "Ahh!" I screamed in fear.
"He's alive!" "Follow me!" he exclaimed
with a smirking grin. I watched nervously as he marched
out the front door.
- I ran after him,
not sure where he was taking me. He led me to our grage.
My eyes were glued to him as he slung a large, black shovel over
his back and strolled into our backyard. "Dig here!"
he declared. I was very confused. Why would he want
me to dig there? I reluctantly hammered my shovel into
the hard dirt and slung it away. I tried to pound the shovel
into the dirt again, but it hit a hard object After
dropping my shovel with a large thud, I carefully dug around
it. I was finally able to pull it out. It was full
of shiny dimonds, rubys, and gold! I was so suprised!
"I'm rich!" I shrieked with tears of gladness streaming
from my eyes. I was tickled pink. "I told you
so," he declared with a smile.
- I suddenly realized
that he knew that the treasure was there all along. I was
very lucky that I read Treasure Island and was very happy that
Score Point 3
Sample Imaginative Stories
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The response is focused on digging for treasure
and contains elaboration and support in the form of specific details
he exclaimed with a smirking grin
hammered my shovel into the hard dirt
After dropping my
shovel with a large thud,
I shrieked with tears of gladness
The writer's organization provides a reasonable sense of logical
progression and overall completeness.