Karen Hokanson Miller

Classroom Lessons

Classroom Lessons

for Better Reading and Writing Skills

Write Your Own Ending

Read an excerpt of Monsters and Water Beasts and write your own ending.

  • Learning to anticipate by questioning and seeking answers in the text is one of the primary keys to better reading skills.
  • By writing his/her own ending and then comparing it to another person’s story (or the actual book) is one way to develop this skill.
  • Further, picking up on context clues and incorporating them in their own writing requires close attention to detail and typically means reading the text more than once.
  • These too develop better reading skills.

Create Your Own
Monster Art

To see what other students have created, visit the Monster Gallery →

Printable Activities

Cut out and mix & match monster parts.
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Get the Monster out of the Maze
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