Meet My Li'l Monster Informational Writing Unit | Halloween Writing & Activities

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My students are LOVING this unit for informational writing! Very engaging. They can't wait to see what the next day will bring with Monster Writing!
Great resource. My students are loving writing about their monsters. Thanks for the very detailed daily lesson plans. They are a life saver!
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Informational writing doesn’t have to be limited to boring nonfiction topics! Teach your students how to draft, write, and edit an informational paragraph with a spooky twist. Meet My Li’l Monster is a full informational writing unit that’s just perfect for Halloween! 

Not only will your students produce an informational paragraph, but they will flex their creativity and work on character development as they create their own Li’l Monster! 

What You Get In This Informational Writing Unit: 

  • Alignment to Common Core Writing Standards
  • 12 Days of Lesson Plans (30-45 minutes per lesson) 
  • 52 pages of printable writing and activity sheets for each lesson
  • 25 digital writing and activity slides for each lesson
  • Final Writing Grading Rubric 

Scope and Sequence for This Informational Writing Unit: 

Part One: My Li’l  Monster Character Development

Lesson 1: What if I Had a Pet Monster?

Lesson 2: 5 Secrets about My Monster

Lesson 3: My Monster’s Top 10 Hiding Places

Lesson 4: Monsters Have Feelings, Too

Lesson 5: My Monster’s Top 10 Music Playlist

Lesson 6: Monster Café & Dining Menu

Lesson 7: My Lil’ Monster’s Christmas Wish List

Part Two: Help Me Find My Missing Monster!

Lesson 8: Introduction to Final Project (Monster "Missing!" Poster)

Lesson 9: Writing an Introductory Sentence

Lesson 10: Writing Our First Draft

Lesson 11: A Strong Conclusion

Lesson 12: Our Final Copy

Why Teachers Like You LOVE This Resource: 

"My students LOVED this unit. I was even able to engage my most reluctant writers!" - Kimberly E.

"I started this project last week, and my students are so excited each day to work on it. Super engaging!" - Lori K.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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