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Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories

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Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
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This is a great resource for a writing workshop following Lucy Calkins Units of Study. One of Lucy's units teaches students to write about small moments vs. the entire experience. For example, I may have vacationed in Hawaii, but I should pick one moment from the trip (like seeing the ocean for the first time) as my story. She refers to these small moments as "seed stories" and the entire experience a watermelon. Clever!

When I teach this lesson I have my students practice because they always want to tell EVERYTHING instead of zooming in to the smaller moments. This resource really helps with that.

It includes:
- A cover page to place in a writing binder.
- A writing graphic organizer to help "spit" out the "seeds" instead of choosing the "watermelon".
- 7 pages of "seed idea" lists for students to come up with. This is a great resource for students to keep in their writer's notebook, or writing binder to refer back to when they need an idea to write about.
- Includes a generic "Seed Ideas" brainstorming chart, and a blank chart.

Here's to a great, successful school year! ~Tanya Rae Designs
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What a wonderful concept! Thank you for sharing this! I always do a Watermelon Day that first day back to help ease the transition back to school, and this will be a perfect activity to add to that day!! Thanks so very much!! :)
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I LOVE the "Spit Out Some Seed Ideas" graphic organizer. I know this will help my young students understand what zooming in on a small moment means. Thanks for this fantastic freebie!
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Thank you for this great comment! I'm glad you can use them with your students!
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On  February 10, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love this for walking students through narrowing down their ideas. Thanks!!
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Looking forward to using this with my son. Thank you.
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Thank you for purchasing this! I hope it helps him as much as it has my students. :)
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On  January 13, 2013,  Tricia S. said:
Love these useful handouts. It really helps the kids move from their big idea to their seed idea. My kids were very excited to slow down their ideas into seeds and make a section of their story explode. Thanks
On  January 13, 2013Tanya Rae Designs answered:
I am SO happy that your students could use these! Thanks for such helpful feedback and for purchasing!
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On  December 18, 2012Mrs Rubel (TpT Seller) said:
Cute and useful for teaching writers workshop!
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Thanks! I'm glad you can use this!
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On  December 3, 2012,  Buyer said:
We are a Lucy Calkins school and thought this was PERFECT for teaching seed ideas!
On  December 3, 2012Tanya Rae Designs answered:
That makes me SO happy! I'm so glad you could use this! :)
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On  November 24, 2012,  Buyer said:
Fantastic resource! Goes perfectly with Lucky Calkins' Small Moment unit. My 2nd graders cut it out and pasted it in their writing journals. Thanks!
On  November 27, 2012Tanya Rae Designs answered:
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On  November 15, 2012,  Karen B. said:
great companion piece to lucy caukins lessons. thanks!
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On  November 15, 2012Sara Q (TpT Seller) said:
All of those blank pages were not useful. But the organizer was good!
On  November 15, 2012Tanya Rae Designs answered:
By blank pages, I'm assuming you mean the "seed lists", where students can come up with their own seed ideas for the given headings. I'm sorry these were not of use for you. I'm glad you liked the organizer! :)
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On  October 30, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great resource for my 3rd graders!
On  October 30, 2012Tanya Rae Designs answered:
Great! I'm so happy that you can use it!
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On  August 30, 2013,  Sandra F. asked:
great idea however I have tried printing a few times and the title comes out only partially on each page. For example objects that spark ideas only the O is printed in the title. Any ideas? Thanks!
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On  September 1, 2013Tanya Rae Designs answered:
This is the first time I've heard of that. I checked everything on my end, even printed out a sample and everything looks just fine. If you are still having problems with this, please contact TpT. They are amazing at helping with any technical issues, as it sounds like this may be.
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Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories
Writing Workshop Seed Ideas for Small Moment Stories