2008-12-11 / News

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Student works from the Jamestown School

The students in Mrs. Huff's 7th grade reading class were asked to write a new ending for the short story "The Necklace." The assignment was to create a script that offers a more developed resolution. Students were asked to emulate the writer's style and try to make their endings indistinguishable from Maupassant's.

I am thankful for... My Family Garrett Corsi, Pre-School I am thankful for... My Family Garrett Corsi, Pre-School If you are interested in reading the story,

it can be found on classicshorts.com

The following are samples of the student's work.

Resolution of "The Necklace" Narrative: Mathilde's jaw dropped and she burst into tears.

Madame Forestier: "Oh my dear Mathilde, why didn't you just tell me the truth when it happened. Now look, at you, you look so ragged."

Mathilde: (Sniffling) I was so ashamed. I thought that I had lost something so valuable of yours, I didn't know what to do. I thought that you would never forgive me.

Madame Forestier: My dear, did you really think that I would loan you something of great value?

Mammoths Mammoths are big. They got extinct a long, long time ago. They are underground. Ben Kelso, First Grade Mammoths Mammoths are big. They got extinct a long, long time ago. They are underground. Ben Kelso, First Grade Mathilde: But it looked so real. ...>

Oksana Shein, Austin Turillo, Jamie Mielde

Necklace Ending

Scene 1

In the Street Narrator: Loisel is shocked, and angry as well, yet she keeps her composure and thinks on her feet. Suddenly, an idea occurs to Loisel. She would return to her past social status. She was sure of it.

Loisel: Oh…umm…uhh…we should get together. Forestier: Certainly, my house for tea? Tomorrow, at three?

Loisel: But of course. Simply splendid! ...>

Faith Chadwick, Mady Brown, Rebecca Small

The Necklace: Part II Madame L: Oh all right, I must be going then.

Narrator: She turns around and starts to walk away.

Madame F: Madame Loisel, wait! You really didn't think that I wouldn't give back the necklace?

Savanna O ls en, Second Grade Pilgrims on the Mayflower The pilgrims were risking their lives back when they were alive. Halfway across the seas terrible storms fell upon the Mayflower. Tremendously large waves crashed against the Mayflower's wall continuously for weeks. It was so likely for the Mayflower to break in two. Several pilgrims died. Also several pilgrims got sick too. Oh, how the pilgrims wished for a good meal but the were forced to eat the same old disgusting food such as pickled beef, cheese, and hard bread. ...> Savanna O ls en, Second Grade Pilgrims on the Mayflower The pilgrims were risking their lives back when they were alive. Halfway across the seas terrible storms fell upon the Mayflower. Tremendously large waves crashed against the Mayflower's wall continuously for weeks. It was so likely for the Mayflower to break in two. Several pilgrims died. Also several pilgrims got sick too. Oh, how the pilgrims wished for a good meal but the were forced to eat the same old disgusting food such as pickled beef, cheese, and hard bread. ...> Madame L: Well, it is yours. Narrator: Madame Forestier smiled. Madame F: Take it Mathilde, it is rightfully yours.

Narrator: Madame Forestier reached into her purse, and took out the diamond necklace. ...>

Isabel Crabtree, Erica Croft, Cristina Evans

My Favorite Place Surfing at Mackerel Cove I like surfing at Mackerel Cove. It's the best place in the world because you don't know when the wave will come. I like the sand on the beach and how it feels on my feet. I like the waves crashing and the wind blowing against my face. It's fun watching the waves form and come toward us. It's fun waiting on my board with my friend Gavin. We have a lot of fun watching for rocks on the bottom but there's moslty sand. ...> Jack Westall, Third Grade My Favorite Place Surfing at Mackerel Cove I like surfing at Mackerel Cove. It's the best place in the world because you don't know when the wave will come. I like the sand on the beach and how it feels on my feet. I like the waves crashing and the wind blowing against my face. It's fun watching the waves form and come toward us. It's fun waiting on my board with my friend Gavin. We have a lot of fun watching for rocks on the bottom but there's moslty sand. ...> Jack Westall, Third Grade

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