When we get students to write, there should be an underlying focus on good storytelling. Not just choosing interesting adjectives, or being wild with choice of characters or absurd situations, but delicately crafting an interesting story.
The activities in this section of the website are focused on getting students to think outside the box with they writing. The activities encourage students to focus on character, setting and conflict.
Check out this video, which highlights the importance of storytelling and how to avoid telling a bad story. This might be a great tool for yourself in reflecting how you speak about storytelling in the classroom.