Happy Fall Everyone!
We then read the story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. I asked the kids to listen for the many ideas that the author had and for adjectives that they hear in the story. After reading it we discussed the pattern that Judith Viorst used when she repeated the same line every couple of pages. The kids discussed with an elbow partner why they thought that helped the story move along.
The kids really enjoyed this lesson and did a great job using their creative ideas and smashing adjectives in their own stories.
Here is an example: