Included in this download are six total stories; three "seed" stories and three "watermelon" stories. Each story is repeated three times to maximize group printing. This download supplements Lucy Calkins Units of Writing.
Use these to give students examples of "seed" and "watermelon" stories. Each "watermelon" story has a corresponding "seed" story to illustrate how to "zoom" in and focus students' writing. Other usage ideas include having students sort the stories as a quick assessment, or putting these stories in a center as a self-checking activity.