In this time of rigorous Common Core Standards, it is difficult at the junior high level to find lessons that support the standards and still encourage creativity. This assignment is an ongoing assignment that examines the character traits of characters. It promotes analysis and citation of the text, reinforces figurative and connotative language, as well as develops context clues. HOWEVER, this lesson also appeals to the artists in your classes. Ulysses Most Wanted Monsters and Creatures focuses on the mythical monsters and creatures - the ones the kids love to read about - in the novel The Adventures of Ulysses.
This assignment is easily adaptable for other novels such as Lord of the Rings, Beowulf, Narnia, and Eragon
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