We’ve been busy filling our writer’s notebooks with memories, timelines, thoughts and descriptions. Last week we reread EVERY notebook entry to notice themes and choose entries that would serve as inspiration for our first writing piece: memoir. We have been reading and exploring this genre throughout our literacy block. During this unit we will focus on the process of writing (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing & publishing). One of our first minilessons was on “seed” stories and “watermelon” stories. Seed stories are focused and share small moments; watermelon stories tend to go on and on listing events rather than developing a storyline. Our goal will be to write seed stories, not watermelon stories. In the pictures show below, we were testing out our “seed” story titles and getting feedback from classmates.