Need an activity to go along with your writing lesson on distinguishing the difference between broad and narrow topics? Well, try this out! :) This activity goes well with Lucy Calkins' lesson approach to writing.
This activity contains a graphic organizer and 12 responses. Students are to read and sort the writing topics among two categories: Watermelon topic (large idea) or Seed topic (smaller, more specific idea). An answer key is included at the end of this product.
This can be used as a writing quiz, writing daily grade, or even as an interactive notebook activity as you teach your lesson. I hope you find this resource useful! :)