Narrative Writing: How the Creature Got Its Feature w/rubric, organizers, & more

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How the Creature Got its Feature Writing Activity-This creative writing bundle (narrative) requires students to write an original story explaining how the animal/creature of their choice got its special feature. For example, they might choose to write about how the zebra got its stripes or how elephant got its long trunk. With organizers for student ideas and an original story to use as an example, there is a lot to support the teacher and students. Pages are engaging and include graphics. Everything is general enough that it could be used across a wide range of grades, from elementary to middle school. Once all of the stories are complete, you can use the included pages to create individual student books or a class book.

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This complete set of materials is 25 pages long and includes:
- Lesson Plans for suggested use
- Common Core Aligned Standards for grades 4-8
- An original, example story: How the Monkey Got Its Tail
- Two different brainstorming organizers (one teacher key included that goes along with How the Monkey Got Its Tail)
- Student Rubric
- Cover Page for Class Book
- Table of Contents for Class Book
- Cover Page for individual student books
- About the Author Page for student books
- A list of many animals and their features
- Decorative Writing Paper

There are many ways that this can be used. It could be a whole class activity, where everyone participates in writing the same story with the teacher. It could be done in pairs or groups, or it can be done individually by students. I was shocked the first time I did this activity in my class. Their creativity and writing blew me away. A few students asked if they could write another one. Of course the answer was YES!

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If you're looking for more fun and creative writing activities, I have many in my store, including a set of writing centers:
Writing Center or Activity Bundle (all 4)
Fractured Fairy Tale Writing Project
New Year's Resolution Mad Libs Writing
Simile and Metaphor Poetry Set
Poetry Book Do-It-Yourself Set
Halloween Writing Project- Spooky Stories

Here are a few more resources for intermediate and middle school classrooms:
Book Recommendations Set {Students become Book Critics}
Literature Circle Mega Set {Bundle of ALL Literature Circle Materials}
Candy Math: Fractions, Decimals, Graphing, ...
Transformation PowerPoint (animated)

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Narrative Writing: How the Creature Got Its Feature w/rubr
Narrative Writing: How the Creature Got Its Feature w/rubr
Narrative Writing: How the Creature Got Its Feature w/rubr
Narrative Writing: How the Creature Got Its Feature w/rubr
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