I Need More Cowbell! I felt like Christopher Walken today when I was teaching this writing minilesson. :) I just needed better adjectives! No more "boring, blah, make me wanna take a nap" words...I need more FLAVOR!!! Here are the five sentences I wrote for my kids. Then we used a thesaurus and their genius little minds to come up with several alternatives that really packed a punch!
I got a fever! And the only prescription is MORE COWBELL! Jim's – and mine – all time favorite SNL Skit from April 8, 2000. Wikipedia: "More Cowbell" fictionalized the recording of the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult, released July,1976. (Still love that song) Features Christopher Walken as "The Bruce Dickinson" and Will Farrell, who wrote the sketch, as fictional cowbell player Gene Frenkle. The Vimeo Link still works: https://vimeo.com/55624839