Kurt Vonnegut - The Shapes of Stories. Stumbled across this on a Google for something completely unrelated, but definitely going to use it to help frame the way I look at stories. And definitely re-reading Slaughterhouse Five sooner rather than later.
This FREE worksheet has students using their imagination about the monster. They answer who, what, when, where, and why questions about the picture. Then they use the information in their answers to write about it.