That day when she knows more thn me. States & Capitals/Presidents Bookmark..Have students make this and then research a topic..how many related?, assassinated?, re-elected?, no vp?, etc. Endless ways to cross the curriculum with history and ELA!
You need some jobs for your characters, but you don't which one ? In such cases you need lists of possible labors. Here is an example of a list. ( And I can assure you it helps you a lot ) SIMPLY WRITING TIP #9