We are back into writing narratives and we reviewed "small moments" today. My students are familiar with the picture of the watermelon and how one seed is a small moment.
The team and I were chatting last week about another concrete way to show/review a small moment. I came up with the idea that I would show my wedding photos (I have a huge scrapbook). I showed it on the document camera and laughed as my students made comments about the pictures.
Then I went back to one picture of my cake and how my hubs and I were cutting the cake. I said to my students, "This is the small moment I want to write about because, as you know, I love cake and I loved my wedding cake."
I modeled making a list of ideas from my wedding on a heart. Then my students wrote ideas of an event in their life on their heart. We then came back to the circle and shared a few and discussed which small moment they were going to write about for their narrative.
It was a great lesson and the kidos seemed to really understand the concept.
I will share some writing pictures later in the week.
Happy Reading !