A mini lesson that can be used as a thematic unit for Halloween or Monsters. Students will listen to or read There Was An Old Monster by Ed Emberly and any of the There Was An Old Lady books to compare and contrast the two using the Venn Diagram that is provided in this unit. Students will then have the opportunity to finish the writing prompt "There was an old monster who swallowed a. . ." and then create their own tear art monster using scrapbook paper.