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food-inpired adjectives drive organized writing

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In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Judi and Ron Barrett invite us to the land of Chewandswallow, where well-described food falls from the sky for each meal.  What kind of food would fall from the sky if you had written this funny book?  And would you be able to describe it as well as Judi Barrett does?  Or illustrate it as well as Ron Barrett does?

To start, press the first button below to collect some perfect word to describe types of food that might fall from the sky.  Look through the entire list of words by clicking the button over and over!  Think up with several of your own that aren't provided for you after pressing the button 20 or 30 times.  This writing exercise is all about you having lots of good adjectives to choose from.  So make sure you write down some favorites!

The second button gives you choices for food that is falling.  Can you press the button enough to come up with a three-course meal that might fall from the sky?

Once you have these elements, you will write about an entire day of meals in your own land of falling food.  Use great adjectives as you write!


Interactive Choices for Writing:

If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.

First, describe your falling food...

(It's okay to come up with your own adjectives here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)

Then, choose the food that's falling from the sky...

(It's okay to come up with your own food here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)

Don't forget to come up with at least two other types of food to complete your meal!




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