Help your students practice their creative writing skills with these fun activities that are designed to allow each writer to draw upon his or her unique background of experiences. Your students will write poems about their pets, letters to an imaginary alien pen pal, and what it would be like to travel into outer space. Ideas for sharing and extending writing across the curriculum are included. Writers are encouraged to use the steps of the writing process discussed in the Guide to the Writing Process. A proofreading checklist and Holistic Writing Evaluation form are included.