Students create a limitless cast of characters for descriptive, narrative, and persuasive writing based on the fun create-a sheets provided in this packet. Start with one mini lesson and one pet create-a sheet for a years worth of inspiration for your Writing Journal mini-lessons. (We glue our finished work into our Writing Journals.)Two pages of ideas and lesson how-to's are included with the four pages of create-a character sheets for common core writing and language standards. They are a great go-to for easy sub plans and I keep a stack of blanks at my desk because they are the most requested item in my room by students who finish their work early. This is also a great lesson if it is a review year for you. Use one of the lessons I have matched to one of the common core writing standards and expect to impress without the stress. Have fun, and let me know how you've used them in your classroom.