I do a really fun puppetry unit with my middle school theatre classes and they look forward to it all year. We build a puppet from scratch and then write and perform a puppet play. In this packet are sample journal prompts and a 4 page document that I use with my students to analyze their puppet characters and to help them write their puppet play. The puppet building methods are from a workshop that the Jim Henson institute taught and I am not at liberty to share the methods. However, there are many books on building puppets as well as online searches. I am working to develop my own patterns and I will eventually share these online as well.