Activity Overview

Monsters and myths are very entertaining, and they are also prevalent in literature and pop culture. For this activity, students will create their very own monster with its own powers, likes and dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses! This assignment is perfect for Halloween, and students should be encouraged to share their completed monsters with their classmates! They can use one of the creatures in the Monsters & Myths category, or they can select aspects of any of the characters, animal, human, and monster alike, and show off their spooky creation!

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create your own Halloween monster.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Think about what your monster looks like and find one in the Characters tab or create your own with search items, characters, and more!
  3. Create illustrations for each of the boxes in the template. Add a description if desired.
  4. Write a short story about your monster if you want!

Lesson Plan Reference


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Holiday Storyboard Activity
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Proficient Emerging Beginning
Images show creativity and care.
Scenes, characters, and items are appropriate for this purpose.
Images are confusing or do not make sense for this purpose.
Evidence of Effort
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas may be disorganized or misplaced. Lack of control over grammar, mechanics, and spelling reflect a lack of proofreading.

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