This is a creative, and hands on culminating activity for narrative writing.
I am an advocate for the recursive writing process, and this lesson fits perfectly as it takes the student through standards-based peer conferences, by using stars (positives) and stairs (suggestions). My friends get a kick out of "grading" themselves! I require two of each when conferencing, but that is your call.
At the end of this activity, you will have a great event to invite other classes to, or parents to! Students will have finished stories, and a piece of artwork that goes hand and hand. It is great for all types of learners!
I hope you enjoy the product!