A full-bodied reading guide/lesson plan focused on culture and story. Includes project possibilities such as:
"Choose a creature associated with a country or culture to that might be worth learning more about. Create an oral presentation to share your findings. In some cases, little-seen beasts turn out to be real; in other cases, they are categorized as “cryptids,” or mythical beings. Some famous examples include the Loch Ness Monster (Scotland), Big Foot/Sasquatch (United States/Canada), the Chupacabra (Puerto Rico and Central America)."