Monster Mania can be used as part of a center, as an anchor activity, or as a whole group activity. Students do not have to complete all the activities. Teachers can differentiate according to students’ readiness levels and interest. Monster Mania is a perfect complement for October fun, but it also can be used any time your students need some monsterific activities.
Writing Task Cards
There are 6 writing task cards with a monster theme. The writing tasks are intended to be short writing pieces that can easily be further developed by students if time permits. Students can work independently or with a cowriter. The following types of writing are included:
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How to Write... Student Reference Sheets
To help students understand what should be included in these different writings structures, student reference sheets are included in this download. On each half sheet, students can find a quick explanation of each structure. These half sheets can be made available to students on a bulletin board, as part of a writing center, or as reference sheets to keep in their writing journals.
Roll-a-Cube and Booklet
Roll-a-Cube is a way to engage students in reviewing 6 literacy/language skills and applying these skills to short tasks with a monster theme. Review target words found on the Roll-a-Cube using the Monster Anchor Mat included in this download. Copy and assemble the Roll-a-Cube and have an activity you can use in a writing center, during group work, or as a quick review during transitions. The tasks can be completed in the monster booklet that is provided in the download or in a writing journal. The target words found on the cube include:
multiple meaning word
dialogue with quotes
Have 5 minutes during the day use Roll-a-Cube and have students generate ideas orally to review key skills!
In this download you will find color and black/white versions for the task cards and Roll-a-Cube.
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