Write a Prequel, Sequel, or New Interpretation
Invite the student to pick a book they have read recently and to write an additional story inspired by the book. Encourage the student to think about the plot, characters, settings, and themes in the book, and to draw on the connections they made while reading. Have the book available for the student to reference as needed. The student should choose the style and genre of their story, but they should make sure that their story aligns with the big ideas in the text set. For example, the same characters could appear in a genre of story very different from the original, or it could be a story about what happened before the book began or after the book ended. After the student has written their story, ask them to present why they made the choices that they did.