This is AmberD with a writing assignment that will be challenging, yet fun for a range of students. This is an English Language Arts lesson. You probably can manipulate it to be used in other subjects as well. It has students coming up with a description of a "monster" of their own creation and then having to write about it. The challenges will come as soon as they finish their drawing, and the fun will begin. This is a very simple approach to reinforcing the importance of clear, descriptive, and engaging writing. It combines creativity with drawing and writing. Ideally it should appeal to a great number of students in the classroom. If you choose, it could be altered to be a group activity. It can be a lengthy lesson, and you may prefer to break it down into two days or a day and a half leading into a writing lesson.