I just had to get rid of the boring, worn-out adjectives my students kept using in their creative writing. I developed this unit that uses a thesaurus and I actually watched my students get excited about it! The unit culminates with a class fashion show where the students wear a colorful,"wacky" outfit to school, describe it detail and illustrate it. Then, as you read each description aloud, the students "show" their outfit. Yes, the boys in your class will be just as into it as the girls (I was concerned at first, too).