Are you tired of your students writing the same old words to describe how a character is feeling? "The monster was scary', "The boy was sad" ????
How about this instead - "As the monster finally revealed itself, I felt the hairs stand up on the back of my neck" or "The boy hung his head low as tears pooled in his eyes."
These a great set of posters to display for students to experiment with showing feelings and emotions in their writing when building characters.
Rather than simply telling the reader a character is scared or tired or happy etc Students can learn to use descriptions to enable the reader to infer how the character is feeling instead.