Some of the actions here are extremely stereotypical, but I'm posting this anyway because I think the other descriptions will help with the development of some of my characters. << I ALWAYS need body language
INSTRUCTION/ ASSESSMENT: Showing Telling Adding Details Writing. I would expand the idea of the branch further, and allow students to add descriptions on their own leaves. Again, I am big on the classroom environment being a reflection of the students!
Good ideas for setting up class and beginning of the year writing project...Also a great way to let the students think of the good qualities of themselves instead of focusing on the bad...This was a GREAT lesson!