Here’s a few things I did as a kid that made things a little more fun. I’m showing my nerd here!
In fifth grade, our class was required to write a mini-book, and our teacher told us to write about spring. I did…sort of. I wrote about a character whose name meant spring, and the story took place during the season. It was much more fun than writing why I liked spring, hehe.
Free-write journal entries
Some teachers give more free-write time than others. If you have one of these, why not write a story? My ninth grade journal was almost completely a single story. It was actually easier to me than trying to think of a new topic every day.
These things are way more fun in story form. If you have to make up a sentence for each word anyway, then it’s not any harder to put those sentences together. For me, it was entertaining to see what I could create around that vocabulary list, and I’m pretty sure they were fun for my teacher to read.