Create a monster writing activity

Tiene cara verde y dientes puntos y grandes como el tigre. A convention-goer from Sweden was quoted as saying, "We see so much of the violence of the American inner city; now here's a voice that comes from inside that can explain it to us. If you let the child cut the mittens and decorate them as well, you also work on visual motor skills.

The writing should be controlled so that the gradations are evident. This exercise generates a lot of discussion about the characters' motivations, background, tendencies, etc.

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Then at a later class the students are given the typed copies of the collected comments for their respective box numbers. I generally grade this paper with little criticism, the primary value being in completing the assignment rather than in the grade. That way they can see how much actual description went into the paper.

The box should be in an opaque bag with a piece of paper with the student's name on it. When you have finished with your picture, make a list of physical descriptions, personality traits, and abilities and actions that describe your monster abilities does it have superhuman strength?

Each story has a drawing I've done for it and all can be printed out. The students should look for degrees of change and arrange the characters appropriately.

Descriptive Writing: Monster Style!

This can also be a good starter for a short story. Even on a professional story writing level there is need of research, and asking students to research the backgrounds of their stories might help build habits that would be useful to them later.

The group then brainstorms about its description. Click here for some sample paragraphs. The group then writes a paragraph using many of these traits. Further study though, may show that instead of reducing the amount of description, students may need to more consciously control the location and quality of their descriptions.

There are nearly 50 of them! For some sample short stories based on students' research papers, go to story one and story two Return to top. They label an illustration of the bus to reflect those rules. The new rules let black people sit in any seat on the bus.

On the outside of the box they place a collage of pictures and words from magazines, etc. However please take care that if some comments are inappropriate, they should be deleted before the rest are handed out to the students. Before turning the paper in to the instructor, they read it in class.

All you need to do, then, is imagine what story might have made the headline! Rosa Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama. He said, "The community as a whole is sick," and continued to blame his environment for turning him into a criminal.

In this plot situation, the narrator -can not see- [either blind or blindfolded, etc. He decides he cannot be a good father to his daughter if he is a part of any gang activity at all.

You may use any of the magazines to create a "cut and paste" monster, or you may use crayons and draw your monster.

The fable animals should generally be consistent with the nature of the creature in the fable.Below you will see a chart of English language word roots that are common prefixes and suffixes to base words. (This list is similar to that which appeared previously on this site.). Plot Summary. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A.

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Gang Member is a nonfiction memoir written by Sanyika Shakur, aka Monster Kody Scott, while he was in prison. The book starts with his initiation into the Eight Tray (named after 83rd St, their territory) Gangster Crips at eleven years old. Jul 31,  · Build a Monster is similar to the board game Cooties but with an educational twist.

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Your child will practice numbers as she counts dots on the dice and applies that number to the drawing. She can play with a parent, a sibling, or a friend/5(69). Citation Machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use.

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Students then use a template to create their own monster trading cards using "powerful," vivid language to describe their creatures. Descriptive imagery and word choice combine with visual elements to create a cross-disciplinary menagerie in your class.

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