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Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards

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Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Michelle Kimbro

Oakwood, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology





General Classroom Materials (crayons, markers, pencils)

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Print out the Monster Trading Card Template and, if desired, the Rubric for Monster Trading Cards for each student and provide them with drawing materials. If students have access to computers, they can type in their monster descriptions directly on the template before printing it out.

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