This interactive Smartboard lesson teaches students all about speculative writing which is on state-wide assessment tests. Slides include what speculative writing is, what is expected when asked to write a speculative piece of writing, and examples of prompts (use these to underline and highlight necessary information needed in story). A rubric and writer's checklist is also listed (which you can print for students to use). One slide shows a weak story where students can discuss what's wrong with story and all the elements that are not included to meet rubric standards. The last few slides show how stories are developed using a story plot chart. Each part of the interactive plot chart (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution) is shown separately with a story example for that specific part. The last slide shows a list of ways to "spice up" writing. This lesson is comprehensive and will get your students understanding all about speculative writing.