1- Pick one of the short stories that you are unhappy with the ending. Using the same characters and setting, write your own ending that is between 200-500 words.
Materials needed: paper, pen/pencil or own device
2- Pick a favorite short story from Pretty Monsters. Decided on the main themes or one striking imagery from the story and choose how to represent this in a creative format. Can consider, drawing, computer sketch, collage from magazine/ computer images, a combination of creative elements.
Materials needed: Paper to create, old magazines to cut up, glue, markers, colored pencils
3- One person reading out loud the short story “The Wrong Grave” to the class. Those listening, doodle whatever comes to mind. After the story, share the doodles and try to pick out elements of the stories based on each other’s doodles.
Materials needed: paper and pencils, copy of The Wrong Grave to read
4-Magic Handbag- Pull objects out of a handbag and together create a story about the world that exists in the bag, if you could escape into it.
Materials needed: old bag, 3-5 random objects, paper or own device
5-Create your own Wizard staff – because we are all wizards. Decorate the star/circle to put on top of the staff.
Materials needed: dowl rod cut in half, star/ circle topper for the top, glue