How to Make Crayons video: http://video.pbs.org/video/1415190951/
This is a great start to the how-to or procedure writing
The class wrote about the same experience: http://debrennersmith.blogspot.com/2008/12/writing-about-class-experience.html
Writing Narrative / Small Moments Writing: http://firstgradecce.wikispaces.com/Writing+-+Narrative
I Love My Hair http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=934
This is a heartwarming collection of small moments that all take place in a family’s kitchen: a daughter receives a music scholarship, children make up stories, women chitchat and a father makes his signature dish.
Here are some videos and teaching ideas about writing.
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This is a link to a great write up about one of Lucy’s units of study: fiction. I am always searching for references to Lucy’s units since many of the teachers I work with use the units as a resource.
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