I hope this is an appropriate forum for this sort of topic. If not, I apologize but I couldn't think of where else to put it. Basically, in the next couple of weeks, I will be attending as a guest into a 5th grade classroom going over the topic of creative writing and the process. Before I actually attend however, the teacher and I wanted the kids to work on a bit of a project to help prep them. I have some ideas of an outline that I can have them work on, but I'm looking for ideas that would appropriate for this age group. I haven't decided if I want to split them up to one group who thinks of the characters while another group thinks of a plot and another group creates the setting, etc? Or if I just want to do a basic "here's an outline of how a typical creative process of writing is completed, so start writing." type of thing. I'd like to make it a fun project for them. *Edit* Oooh, maybe I'll have them go home, look through magazines or newspapers and cut out a picture of a living being (person, animal, etc) and a picture of a place (desert, forest, planet, etc). Then write a brief story tying the two together, from either the creature's perspective or from a third person narrative. Have them describe the creature not only from a physical description, but from a more personal level. If they are an animal, can they talk? Are they part of a group? What do they do? Why are they where they are and how did they get there?