Today during writing we talked about a tiny seed idea vs. a watermelon idea. Students tend to want to write stories that cover a large period of time. Stories that focus in on one small moment in time are usually more detailed and exciting for the reader. A watermelon idea is a larger idea, where as a tiny seed idea is a small moment from that large idea. We made a tiny seed booklet for school and home to record our ideas for stories. If something really cool happens at home have your student jot down the idea in their seed booklet. When it comes time to think of a new story idea he/she can pull out their idea books and start rehearsing a new story.
PLEASE KEEP THE TINY SEED BOOKLET IN THEIR GREEN FOLDER!!