RAFT Writing is a great way to build creative writing skills in students. It can also be used to help students analyze the prompt they'll be assigned for state testing. I use it with young students (grades 1-3) using these cards and student given topics.
This product includes 64 cards with topics in all 4 areas of RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, and Topic) for spontaneous writing topics. It also includes 24 cards with each area predetermined.