Even in our busy common core teaching curriculum, students need a creative writing outlet.
For this assignment, I spent a summer, cutting unusual photographs out of magazines, and laminating them. (Projecting a photo or photos in your classroom would work just as well.)
You can either let students choose their own wacky photograph, or make the choice for them (which usually results in much crazier stories)!
This assignment also works well as either an individual or group project.
Find your photos, and let the creative writing begin!