Draw Your Own Monsters In My House - Classroom Edition (Paperback)

Draw Your Own Monsters In My House - Classroom Edition By Colin M. Drysdale Cover Image

Draw Your Own Monsters In My House - Classroom Edition (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the Draw Your Own series.

This is a classroom edition of Draw Your Own ... Monsters In My House. It has been specifically designed and formatted to allow teachers to easily create handouts from it for use primary classrooms. These handouts can be used to introduce students to the use of descriptive language by drawing monsters based on fun and amusing rhyming descriptions. Through these drawings, and the tasks that accompany them, your students will improve their word interpretation skills and learn about adjectives, similes and other ways of using descriptive language to bring writing to life. It contains:

1. An introduction to Dr Colin, a cryptozoologost whose house is full of weird and wacky monsters. He invites your students to draw pictures of these monsters for him based on the descriptions he has written.

2. Eleven double-page spreads featuring some of the monsters that live in a different parts of Dr Colin's house. Each double-page spread consists of a detailed description of a single monster packed with descriptive language (and written in rhyming couplets) on one page, and space for your students to draw a picture of this particular monster based on this description on the other. Below the space where the monster is drawn, your students are introduced to an element of descriptive writing (like the use of adjectives and similes) and they are asked to identify examples of it from the description of the monster. In addition, there is also a question to answer based on the description, which helps ensure that your students understand the descriptions they are reading.

3. An opportunity for your students to think up their own monster that might live alongside the other monsters in Dr Colin's house and write a description of it for themselves using the descriptive language skills they have learned from working through the other double-page spreads contained in this book.

4. Ideas for fun additional classroom activities that can be linked to the descriptions of monsters from this book and its approach to learning about understanding and using descriptive language. They include cross-curricular activities like art, outside learning and creative writing.

Thus, this book provides a fun and interesting way to introduce your students to the ways that different elements of descriptive language can be used to help bring writing to life.

Product Details ISBN: 9781909832756
ISBN-10: 1909832758
Publisher: Pictish Beast Publications
Publication Date: August 11th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Draw Your Own