This is one of my favorite writing projects to use with my class.
*It allows students to create and draw.
*There's secrecy (not showing others your drawing)
*A graphic organizer helps students write thorough descriptions
*A challenge to draw the original monster using only written words
This writing project starts with students creating their own creature or monster. Then they write as detailed a description as possible, including size, shape, color, etc. The writing is given to another student who will try to recreate the first drawing using only the written description.
I've found this very useful in helping students strengthen their writing and description skills. Student buy-in is strong and they really enjoy the process.
Included are example description with example monster picture, differentiation options, and a follow-up writing.