This Small Moments Lotus Diagram can be used when brainstorming small moment writing or "slice of life" writing. The students pick their topic and writing it in the center square. The surrounding squares are labeled to allow students to group relevant information, and eventually begin to map out the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
Students of all levels can use this by drawing, writing words, or writing sentences, in the large boxes.
This can also be used to diagram a small moment story as an example or part of an interactive notebook.