Students will have fun creating their very own "supercreature" containing 5 features from other legendary creatures! Feel free to start with the creature investigation first where students research and write reports on legendary creatures from different cultures--product sold at this link:
Then, as students read each others' creature reports--or simply research legendary creatures on their own--students will take features from those creatures to invent and design their very own "supercreature" in which they will explain in a news article format that informs that public about this "supercreature," including similes and cautions. This product comes with the "supercreature" note sheet, a student example of the notesheet, and an example student informative/explanatory news article.
Check out student examples here: http://datascholars.blogspot.com/2014/11/halloween-common-core.html