We also practised organising our ideas into a logical sequence, and arranging these into different paragraphs.
Here's one example.
Samcu’s belong to the lizard family. They have prickly, scaly skin and toxic, oozing sores. The sores dribble out a poisonous fungus that they rub onto the bark of the Quinzal tree.
Their habitat is the hottest place on earth. They crawl around in the sands of the Sahara desert. 50 degrees heat is when they move around unprotected from the midday sun.
They eat scorpions. The scorpion sting has no effect on them. A samcu will cover themselves in sand and wait. They breathe through a snorkel that they raise up from their burrow to breathe. When they feel the vibration of a scorpion on the sand above, they spring out and attack it from behind. Their sharp, pincer teeth squeeze the scorpion around the throat until it can breathe no more.
Samcus protect themselves with their oozing, pussy venom. The smell is so vile, all other creatures will move away, leaving the samcu to live in peace.
Samcus lay a thousand eggs on top of the Saharan sand. The eggs bake hard and crusty in the baking heat. Swallows fly down and devour the eggs. When they defecate, the eggs are dropped in the poo. The liquid in the poo dissolves the egg shell and gives the baby samcu enough nutrients for them to begin to grow. Only a handful of the thousands of eggs will ever make it to adulthood.
Samcu’s would survive a nuclear war. Like cockroaches, samcu’s would rule the world as the only survivors. Let’s hope that never happens.
We also used some online drawing programmes to draw our creature.