Watermelon (huge topic) vs Seed (small topic) sorting activity

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Watermelon (huge topic) vs Seed (small topic) sorting activity
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The Lucy Calkins writing series compares a large event to a watermelon (like a weeklong trip to the beach) and smaller moments to the watermelon's seeds (like building a sandcastle with your sister). I think this is so helpful in making students understand the difference so they can hone in on those seed ideas to use in their writing. As we prepare to begin personal narratives, I've been thinking about how can I really cement this idea for them. I came up with an activity to help guide students into understanding the concept of small moments. This activity is a cut -a-part activity where students cut out topic ideas and try to place them into the correct category. Before doing this activity it helps to do a mini lesson on the difference between a watermelon, slice, and seed topic. This activity can also be used as a formative assessment tool.
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