Here is the freebie I am sharing today. It is a forever freebie for grades 3 and up,. To download it, just click on the images which are linked to the file.
Studying author’s craft is best done across multiple texts, and Cynthia Rylant has several books in particular that I’d recommend. Not all of her books include the deep description you find in In November. I would use Scarecrow, Silver Packages, long night moon, The Bird House, The Dreamer, All I See, Snow, When I was Young in the Mountains, The Relatives Came, and although simple, All in a Day. Teachers might pull these books, have groups of students work as a team to analyze them, and record thinking on chart paper to share with the others. Assigning each student a “look for” ensures accountability with the group’s work.