Attached here is a project concept and student-friendly instruction sheet that involves having students planting classroom trees and using these trees as inspiration for a fictional piece of writing. This project provides students with cross-curriculum opportunities between science and language arts, and it can prove to be a useful opportunity to teach children about caring for the environment. In terms of writing, you can use this project to assess student understanding of character development, story structures, plot construction, and figurative language. It makes for a fun year-end project as well! This document is provided as a Word Document so that you can customize it to you and your students' needs and preferences.