Here's a quick and fun assignment for writing - Totem Head Story Contest.
This is perfect for writers that are either young or not into heavy duty writing.
- It has several age groups, including a 13-18 category.
- It's short - 1500 words or less.
- It's easy - just have the story start with this phrase, "So there I was..."
- It also gives a fun nine step tutorial, making this a full lesson ready to go, perfect for these days bumping up against Thanksgiving.
The only draw back is that the kid friendly nature of it might turn off some older high school kids. Check it out and gauge it for your students. Leave a comment if you've used this before or if you have a student who wins!