Monster Descriptive Writing Activity - A Fun ELA Lesson or Project

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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This no prep monster writing activity has students secretly create their own monster and write a matching description. Then, all of the students' monsters are placed on display while students read their descriptions. If they use enough descriptive details, the class should be able to figure out which monster was theirs, just based on the description!

The resource includes scaffolded pages to help students walk through the writing process and write a successful descriptive essay.

This fun monster essay writing activity includes:

  • a descriptive writing mini lesson - students analyze the provided paragraphs using a rubric, thinking about how well the author added descriptive details and organized the paragraph
  • a blank page for students to "build your own monster" / draw a monster
  • scaffolded pages to help students go through the entire writing process as they write their descriptive essay - includes brainstorming, rough draft, revising and editing, and final draft pages
  • a grading rubric to help you assess student writing

This is a fun descriptive writing lesson around Halloween for 3rd and 4th grade students.

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15 pages
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