The Wedding - IRA - Small Moments: Topic – Small moments Mini-Lesson from Lucy Calkins Writer’s Workshop

Big Ideas and Goals, Driving Questions, Context Objectives: Discuss the ‘small moments’ in the book. Discuss the ‘small moments’ in their own Writer’s Workshop stories. Goal: Utilize the concept of ‘small moments’ in creating stories. Content Standards or GLCE’s (state or district): Objectives /Assessments What will students DO to achieve goals? How will you know and evaluate the quality of their doing? Students will be able to (Swbat): understand the authors use of small moments to convey the detail of a story. Student will: be engaged in group discussion about the details of the pictures and how they support the story. Close attention will be paid to the ‘small moments’ of the story. Students will also participate in turn & talk, sharing what their story will be about. Teacher will: faciltate group discussion about the book and the narrator’s small moments. Circulate during turn & talk to see what the students are saying to one another, ensuring that they are on task

Lucy Calkins - Writer’s Workshop, Small Moments

and discussing their Writer’s Workshop stories.

Duration: 15 - 20 mins Materials: book - The Wedding Teaching Sequence: Time/Task 5 minute: Intro Instructional Moves In Writer’s Workshop you have been working on using “small moments” in your stories. Where you stretch one small moment in time across many pages of a book because the moment is so important. This book The Wedding has so many of those stretched out ‘small moments.’ Pat attention to: any time you hear something that is a small moment. Give a thumbs up. 10 - 15 mins: During Reading Make sure to include the students who tend to sit farther back. Management moves/considerations May have to reiterate the idea of small moment. Ask students for input on what a small moment is.

5 mins: After Reading

- Address ‘small moment’ in the middle of the story. - What’s happening at the end? What are they looking at? A photo album of what? You know ‘small moments’ are kind of like photographs or pictures. When you work on your WW story, think about how you want your drawing to look so that it tells your story. Kind of like how looking at pictures can tell a story of things that have happened. Turn and Talk: did you see any small moments in the story? What were they? - pg 12: Can you tell what’s going on here? - pg 14: What is happening in this ‘small moment?’ How can you tell by the picture? - pg 16: Are they sad anymore? What’s happening here?

Point out all the details in the pictures that show what is happening in the story. Ask students to discuss what is going on in each picture. Remind that the publishing party is in two weeks, so they should have a story with a small moment or they should think about what one they want to use.

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