This is a fun and free creative writing assignment that I do with my seventh graders. Students pick four numbers in advance and then find out who their characters are, the setting, and the plot. Even my most reluctant learners are thinking, and excited about writing. Try it in small groups, or independently. Students will be eager to share their final product so try to set aside some time for them to present their stories. Below is a copy of the student handout and a PowerPoint to display. Have fun, and let me know how it went.