1. Sentence fluency: Wallace's Lists, by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik, has a very nice mixture of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, as well as declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.
2. Commas in a series
3. Split dialogue "Laundry is laundry," said Albert, "but music is my life!"
4. Transition words
5. This could be a jumping off point to do some list poems. Here is an original example:
Adirondack chairs, painted and repainted,
Industrious wood bees, ready to bore new holes.
Bright red hummingbird feeder. (Where are the actual
Chirping frogs, insanely loud cicadas.
Hammock gently swaying in the almost-not-there breeze.
Wrought iron table, waiting for the cards to be shuffled.
What game tonight? Five card stud for peanuts? Pay Me?
Spit in the Ocean?
Big, beautiful conch shell brings back fond memories.
Gas grill, bowls of food and water for visiting neighborhood dogs.
Tea olive trees, drooping rose bushes, thriving Japanese maple,
Sleeping azaleas, Carolina jasmine.
This is a just-right place for me.