For the next activity, open the graphic organizer and read Part I of “The Boys” by Anton Chekhov. You can save, download, and print this file. When you’re finished, keep the graphic organizer open for reference as you answer the questions below. (The entire story is included in the graphic organizer if you want to go back and read it later on.) Graphic Organizer Instructions

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Now, try your hand at imitating the master, Chekhov, by reading the first two paragraphs of the Chekhov story and then rewriting them using your own details, setting, dialogue, literary devices, and characters.

The following is an example of how I might rewrite the first two paragraphs of the story:

“Morning’s here!” my sister shouted into my pillow.

“It’s finally morning!” screamed my little brother George, falling into my room. “Get up!”

When you’re finished writing, you will have completed the lesson. (No sample response is given because responses will vary.)