Come On, Rain! In this unit you will find these activities to go along with the mentor text: visualization strategy (as you read the book, the students write down things they "see, hear, taste, smell, feel, and feel in my heart") character development
This is a Little Seed Ideas Graphic Organizer. My cooperating teacher uses this idea. She uses a seed idea notebook where children can put in seeds (writing ideas) into their watermelon (writing). She also tells them about small moments. The small moments are things that happen in their everyday life and these small moments can turn into seed ideas and the seeds can then help them write a story!
Are you overwhelmed by the format of the Lucy Calkins Small Moments Narrative writing manual? Do you need to a quicker way to learn her ideas and an easier plan to follow with your students? You be amazed at home much time and sanity these daily lesson plans will save.