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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


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October 26, 2011

This is a great idea! I love that this lesson can be modified for the students I am tutoring for reading. Thank you for the templates as well.



March 30, 2011

I am an English teacher in Scotland and have just used this task with my S2 class as part of the study of Frankenstein. My class absolutely LOVED this task. Thank you so much!! I'll definitely pass this on to others.

Lauren McMahon


Margo Dietrich

April 10, 2010

Thank you Michelle Kimbro. I'm a former teacher taking a Structured English Immerson class to renew my certificate in AZ. I'm going to use this lesson and modify it as a dramatization. It's been 3 years since I taught, so I need resources such as this one. I like how you based the theme on what kids know; video games and cartoons! You probably didn't get any blank stares from the kids with this one!
Margo Dietrich



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