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Misunderstood Monsters

By Lindsay Ringwald, 826LA

In this lesson, students will imagine a narrative in the form of a craigslist advertisement to showcase a typically scary monster as a down to earth creature.


Grades 5–6


Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning


1 Sessions, 1 Hour & 40 Minutes Each

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Lesson Instructions

What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will compare and contrast the scary characteristics generally associated with monsters with more positive and empathetic characteristics. They will build an imagined character with descriptive attributes, with the goal in mind of making an otherwise scary monster as down to earth and relatable as possible.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students will create a descriptive narrative by developing positive attributes of otherwise scary monsters.

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