Small Moment Writing

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K - 3rd
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Are you looking for a fun way for your students to learn about personal narratives? This resource is packed with visuals and activities to help your little writers narrow their focus. This complete writing lesson will start with big "watermelon" ideas all the way to small "seed" moments. This includes everything you need to help students get from planning to writing. It is a very helpful way for your students to truly understand small moments and how good writers focus on them!

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  • 4 Posters - Small Moment Writing, Big Watermelon Topic, Medium Slice Ideas, Small Seed Moments
  • Watermelon Topic Planning Sheet
  • Medium Slice Planning Sheet
  • Small Seed Moment Planning Sheet
  • Differentiated First Draft Sheets
  • Primary Style Publishing Papers


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23 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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