In this activity, adapted from the many different Monster type descriptive writing lessons I have seen online. How it works: Give each student an "Original Monster" sheet and give them 10 - 15 minutes to draw a monster on their page (make sure to tell them that no one should see their monster). Once they are done they will write a detailed description of their monster on the given sheet. The last step is to shuffle the descriptions and hand them out to different students. That student will then try to replicate the monster the best they can based on the description they are given (using the "Copy Monster" sheet). When all is said and done, you compare the Original Monster to the Copy Monster and see if the description was detailed enough. The last page is for the bulletin board. I displayed it with description on top and copy/original monster side by side underneath. Great activity. Enjoy!