Zirkle Descriptive Writing Project

Jeri Faber
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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19 pages
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Jeri Faber


Have your students make their own huggable, adorable Zirkle! You are probably asking, what is a Zirkle? It is a critter that can be a bit mischievous in the classroom, so watch out! Lucky for you, Zirkles are known for bringing a smile to everyone’s face! An entire google of Zirkles is a riot in the classroom! There are lots of variations, so let your students’ imaginations run wild! It also makes a perfect descriptive writing assignment. Plus it’s loads of fun to make!

Here's what's included in your Zirkle Descriptive Writing Packet:

*sample photos of completed Zirkles (so you know what they look like)

*step-by-step directions with photos on how to make a Zirkle

*materials/supply list

*masters of pattern pieces to be copied

*descriptive writing organizer

*sample of filled out organizer

Key Words: descriptive writing project craftivity monster informative common core cute fun creative creativity make organizer 4-square four-square four square alien pattern sample critter imagination

by Jeri Faber
Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.


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