Small Moments are like "snapshots" of your big idea! Students will share their BIG idea (their whole camera) and then draw/write in their small snapshots (one picture from their camera). This will help your students to zoom in on those smaller moments and think about them more in detail!
If your school uses the Lucy Calkins Unit of Study writing program, this is a great product for you! I use this product at the beginning of the school year when I am just getting to know my students and their writing abilities.
For the narrative unit, Lucy wants the kids to come up with ideas abou
Engage your students in the pre-writing process with these three brainstorming worksheets. These pages give suggestions of life events and particular feelings to think about in order to come up with a topic for a personal narrative essay. After selecting a topic, students will take their big idea an
This is a useful graphic organizer to help students brainstorm a "small moment story," including the who/what/when/where/why details of the story. Students can also write details thinking about their senses to make their writing more descriptive.
Small Moment Writing - Brainstorming lesson
- Included " I can" statement/ Teaching point
-Mini lesson: intro, visuals, questioning, interactive
-Independent Activity- differentiated for high (blue), medium (green), low (red) groups
- Brainstorming Graphic Organizers- differentiated
This is a great start to your unit on small moments. Student draw and write in a word or small phrase what small moment they are thinking of writing. This can be paired with the book A Moment in Time by Jennifer Butenas.
I use this in my classroom to help my kiddos brainstorm "Small Moment" story topics! Narrowing down their experiences to "firsts" and "lasts" helps them identify significant small moments in their life easier!
Small Moments Writing Pack
Authors often use, “small moments” as inspiration for a story. Use this pack to get your little authors writing about their small moments and watch their narrative writing quality grow! This pack included LOTS of resources to help inspire, organize, and publish student’s
This is a great resource for a writing workshop following Lucy Calkins Units of Study writing Personal Narratives. 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 (li
Are you looking for a resource that includes everything you need to teach personal narrative writing, from start to finish? This resource includes everything you need-from choosing a tiny "seed topic," to publishing the final draft of the personal narrative. Peer and self-editing checklists, graphic
This printable book will help guide children through the small moments writing process.
When cut and assembled, the book includes 8 pages.
- Cover page
- A page to record the 'Big watermelon moment' and the 'Small slice moments' from that event. This graphic organizer is the first step for helping
❤️FULL preview and video of this product in its entirety is available by clicking on green "view preview" button above.Description: Sometimes writers need a tool to help them think of ideas they can write about. This packet includes heart maps and small moment tools for personal narratives that can
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This product features many supplemental materials to get you started with any personal narrative writing unit. There are graphic organizers, writing paper, writing samples, and brainstorm options to get kids started! This should be very useful!
Small moment writing bundle! Everything you need to aid your students in writing small moment stories from start to finish! 227 pages that will make writing easy and exciting for your students!
- Brainstorming pages
- Draft writing pages (3 levels with and without checklists)
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Writing about small moments vs. big moments is an activity I did with my class to work on descriptive writing. I described big moments as a cloud – a general topic.
This packet includes printable resources and a writing conference sheet you can use with the Common Core aligned edition of Lucy Calkins’s Units of Writing - Small Moments: Writers With Focus, Detail, and Dialogue.
The conference sheets can be used to organize your writing conferences with studen
This visual aid graphic organizer is helpful to use to teach writers how to narrow down their "watermelon" topics to "seed" ideas. I used this graphic organizer to help my students brainstorm ideas for their personal narrative writing.
This is a set of Common Core aligned resources for Personal Narrative Writing in Writer's Workshop! Designed specifically for upper elementary grades, these lessons focus on brainstorming memories and events to write personal narratives about. This unit also covers plot structure. These activities a