If you could have ANY pet what would you want? I thought I'd get some wild answer but they were pretty tame and common.
After reading, I Wanna Iguana, we brainstormed a list.
Students had "Quiet 10" where they began their illustrations. As they worked, I worked. I then modeled and stretched my words. Of course I chose a lion because it could protect me! Finally, students wrote their piece.
Here are a few examples.