I used this activity to help my first grade students to go from producing basic first grade sentences to more detailed sentences. We talked about “pumping up the details” (a lesson introduced by Kristina Smekens), which helps students to add details such as size, color, number, etc. to their writing. Most students, if not all students, are familiar with McDonalds french fries, so this lesson is very memorable. The goal is to have your students add more adjectives and information to their thoughts while writing.