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    By Mandy

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    This is a project I do with my fourth graders so I am not sure if it is too elementary.

    We discuss autobiography and biography and the difference between the two genres. Next, I explain to students we will be writing our "autobiographies" of our nounsters. Nounsters are monsters that students create. We discuss interesting leads to the story so it is not just, "Hi, my name is..." My students did this last year and I got some wonderful stories from them!

    After they finish drafting, revising and editing they get to create their nounsters. I pull out all my construction paper, glitter glue, fabric scraps and let them go to town creating the nounster they have written about- it just has to be what they described!

    I put the writings and the nounsters up in the hall under the title "Nounsters, Inc."

    This year, I am adding another step. After I take them down in the hall students will need to go through and highlight all the nouns they used in writings.

    Here is another acitivy I do with nouns if you are interested. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page under printable centers.

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