These resources are meant to provide you with ideas and ready to go lessons for a small moment unit. They can be used in a variety of way. They can become anchor charts you hang on your writing wall, they can be resources that are in a student’s writing folder, they can be your mini lesson statements and intervention resources. How you use these resources is flexible. I have purposely left it as a PowerPoint document so you can edit it as you wish. I imagine some of you use different “buzz words”. You can easily type those in on the charts to make it fit for your classroom.
Anchor chart – what is a small moment? (with 3 suggested mentor texts)
Sequencing charts and lesson statements
Transition word poster
Graphic organizer for writing a small moment
Example of a small moment
Explicit posters and charts different details a writer can add to their small moments. These include: sounds, dialogue, inner thought, five senses, poetic language, strong synonyms.
Note: there are two versions of the poster. It is meant to build upon for the year. I recommend using the poster with “poetic language” and “strong synonyms” the second half of the year after you have taught your poetry unit and covered synonyms.
Wrap Up (concluding the story)
Revising and editing checklist
Students should be taught that if they are missing a component from the check list they should go back and add that missing component (hook, details, etc.) into their story.