Use this writing prompt with Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg. It helps students notice unique word choice and metaphors in the text. Then, it prompts students to consider a new adventure with a new creature approaching a new setting. Students brainstorm in charts and then are prompted to write a short story from the new perspective. Included are a list of things the students should include in their story. 2 worksheet pages are included.
For more information, see the blog post: Write with Creative Word Choice: A Mini-Lesson Using Two Bad Ants.