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Activity Overview

Myths and legends can be very entertaining, and they are also an important part of literature and pop culture. In this activity, students will create a chart that describes various details about different monsters. Consider including monsters such as witches, ghosts, goblins, or ghouls, or use this chart for a similar activity with other fantasy creatures like unicorns, dragons, fairies, elves, mermaids, etc.

The “Famous Stories” column may be particularly difficult for children (unless the famous stories have been written in the past ten years). Other options for row/column headings might be famous characters, special powers, origins, or diet. Have fun with it!

Lesson Plan Reference

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Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a grid that illustrates the characteristics of famous monsters and mythical beasts. Include their characteristics, abilities and weaknesses, ways to defeat them, and famous stories associated with them.


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