And as I'm reading them trying to find out how long we're going to be stranded in darkness (Again!), I think, "Hey, this would be a great mentor text! Look at this interesting language! Descriptive words! Imagery! Similes!"
Thought I'd share.
This New York Times article.
"Not a light, mischievous form of frozen precipitation."
"...children whose costumes were obscured by winter coats as they lined up at the North Portico for a treat of cookies, M&Ms and dried fruit."
"snow-covered tree branches popped like firecrackers" (That is what it sounded like. Or gunfire. It was terrifying!)
Always nice to find good expository mentors!