Kids will love writing stories and drawing scenes using this writing packet as they first learn about mythical creatures and then design and create their own creature. They give their creature a special talent like breathing fire or ice, or flying or whatever. This packet contains 6 different writing activities. They use their creature in each of the 6 stories.
Everything is ready to go. Each activity contains a writing prompt, drawing prompt, easy to score grading rubrics and a simple lesson with a skill's focus. It's designed as a 6-week unit- one writing prompt a week, but can easily be adjusted to 2 weeks per unit. The kids who love to draw, get a chance to show off their skills, while the kids that love to write can show off their talents.
This can be set up in a writing center. Three hole punch these papers and put them in a folder- a folder for each student keeps everything organized and what a great piece to take home and show off to the parents.
This can also be taught as a whole group. Teachers can emphasize skills they know their students need. When students are finished writing their story, they can use the self-scoring checklist to examine their work. There is also an option for peer editing and a very easy to use teacher grading sheet.
Loads of fun and a great way to get kids practicing their story-telling skills, I use this in my own classroom every year and the kids love it.