Ormie the pig is a brilliant short animation you can use to teach story elements and especially for creative writing! Do your students groan when you tell them they have to plan out their writing? This simple planner is a tool I use to trick my students into generating ideas and planning their writing while they watch the writing prompt.
The first time we watch the clip it is for pure enjoyment, the second time I stop and prompt them to fill in their double sided planner. By the end they have sizzling starts, higher level vocab (gem words) figurative language, story ideas and more.
Kids are excited to get writing, have a clear direction and most importantly already have the tools to use for those "I don't know what to write!" moments
Ormie the Pig can be found on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUm-vAOmV1o