Help your students to become active thinkers while they are independently writing. This lesson is all about accountability and helping students develop as thinkers while writing. Students are given a prompt and are asked to use all of the craft elements they have learned so far in their piece of writing. They will need to have a strong lead, concentrate on their senses, and think about similes while writing.They will need to have a lot of details, use parts of speech effectively, and manipulate their sentences for an effect. A sample piece of writing is included in this lesson as a model for students to understand how important it is to think about craft elements while writing. This lesson can be used as a writing assessment. The lesson is connected to the book, The Writing Diner, by Tim Hargis.