A great way to practice narrative writing. Read this book to the class. Brainstorm a list of all the things the snowmen did at night. Have students create their own activity. They write 3 paragraphs, developing the characters in the first, describing the snowman's activity and a problem faced in the second and solving the problem in the third. You can add an art element to this by having students design a snowman doing their nighttime activity.
Context clues...Max's Words (2006) As a mentor text for teaching vocabulary and story writing, a book can’t get any better. On the NCBLA 2007 list of outstanding literature, Max’s Words introduces us to Max, a little brother without a collection. Wanting a collection like his brothers, Max begins to collect words. His collection grows and grows until he has enough for stories, and for sharing.