Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Writing- Small Moment Stories

We started Small Moment stories today, which are my absolute favorite Lucy Calkin's Unit of Study.  You can check out Lucy Calkin's books here.  There are so many great picture books for teaching small moment stories.  Some of my favorites are- A Chair for Mother, Salt Hands, The Paperboy, Shortcut, Big Mama's, The Snowy Day, and Owl Moon.  We talked about watermelon topics (big topics) and seed stories (small moments).  Here is the anchor chart we created today in class.  Small Moment Anchor Chart

4 comments:

  1. I'm guessing you use Lucy Calkin's Writing Units? She is the only one I know of that uses Small Moments. I see some of the charts you have made and we have made many of the same!

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  2. Yes, we use Lucy Calkin's Units of Study. I have so much admiration for Lucy Calkins- I assume everyone knows all about her Writing Units. I will definitely add a link in my post for others to check it out. Thanks for the comment :)

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  3. I Love Lucy! I was fortunate to attend a session by Lucy Caulkins at a reading recovery conference.Her session alone was worth the trip! I felt like I was meeting the most important person in the world. And in fact there are times when indeed she has been the most important to me, as I nurture my kinders to confident writers. Looking forward to her latest book with implementation of common core. However, good teaching and reflection as Lucy already taught us should include the standards anyway! Keep up the good work!
    Delia Garrett, Ed.D
    kinder-kafe@blogspot.com

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  4. I Love Lucy! I was fortunate to attend a session by Lucy Caulkins at a reading recovery conference.Her session alone was worth the trip! I felt like I was meeting the most important person in the world. And in fact there are times when indeed she has been the most important to me, as I nurture my kinders to confident writers. Looking forward to her latest book with implementation of common core. However, good teaching and reflection as Lucy already taught us should include the standards anyway! Keep up the good work!
    Delia Garrett, Ed.D
    kinder-kafe@blogspot.com

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