A CCSS compliant tried and tested comprehensive selection of practical, engaging activities which enable students to make incredible progress in their creative writing. Skills include basing a narrative around a central theme, show don’t tell, avoiding repeating words, focussing on small details of a larger scene, symbolism and layers of meaning, using a variety of sentence structures and punctuation types, creating a character, narrative structure, impact openings and closings and more. There are 32 slides and a 27 page worksheet document with easy to follow guidelines, lots of tips for improvement and a number of short examples of good quality creative writing. Tasks are structured to build towards high quality short stories or extended piece of descriptive writing, although they work just as well as stand-alone starters or full lesson tasks. Activities can be successfully used with any grade level.