At the first class, we discussed upping the ante in our writing. We mentioned reasons why we didn’t want to put a book down.
I read the Monster at the End of this Book, by Jon Stone. http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Sesame-Street-Birds-Favorites/dp/0375805613 http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0375805613/ref=sib_dp_pop_fc?ie=UTF8&p=S001#reader-link
I have heard this book read at conferences at least two other times, when the topic of suspense and conflict was discussed. After the initial shock at my choice of books, the children enjoyed my Grover voice and the fun of Grover’s antics upping the stakes in the story. After the surprise, they laughed and began mapping out their own stories. I can't wait for the next class!
Hellooooooo, Everybody…I’m cute, furry and blue. I, Grover will tell you a story…