This include directions for writing an Ode poem as a creative writing assignment, as well as a break-down of generating simile, metaphor, and personification to use in the poem.
This step-by-step walks them through brainstorming figurative language to include in their poem. My students have a really hard time inventing their own metaphors, so the "turn-a-simile-into-a-metaphor" part was really helpful for them. Students will have already learned simile, metaphor, and personification, so this is good review and application.
I've included a checklist that I use to grade their finished product, and can also be used to peer-check.