Here is a short writing assignment that can be done in a day or two that gives students practice with the elements of a scene: dialogue, action, inner thought, and description. I like giving short assignments in between longer projects.
from outer space lands in your back yard. The creature inside asks you
to go with him because you have a skill that can save his planet. On
another piece of paper, write what happens in several paragraphs."
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