Do your students have a hard time showing description in their writing? Do they simply list their feelings or emotions with nothing more? includes 16 ways to SHOW common emotions and feelings! gives 8 ways show it in writing.
Make and put on the door - Teach-A-Roo: Ticket Out the Door! This can be used as an exit ticket. You could put critical thinking or math on the door. This gives the students something to do when waiting at the door.