Center Focus


  1. In this book Leo Lionni makes a tree into the main character. He names it "Woody" and enables it to talk and think.
  2. Have your students create a story that personifies an object. Encourage them to be creative.
  3. You may even have them be specific with their story and have them follow the same basic theme of A Busy Year. They can choose an object and show what it goes through in a a year.

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