Monday, October 15, 2012

Watermelon vs. Seed

Personal Narratives are stories we write about ourselves.  Rather than writing large watermelon narratives we have been focusing our ideas into "seed" stories.  The 1st graders thought of one small moment in their long 6 or 7 years old lives to write a seed story about.  We shared these ideas on a sticky note and added them to our class watermelon.
Class watermelon with seed sticky notes
Students took their idea and used transition words to break the story into a sequence of events.  Like all good writers we began with detailed pictures.  Next, we added sentences that we revised and edited. We always use green pens to edit our work. All circled words are ones we need to look up in a pictionary.  We also check for capitals and periods.
Small moment story with transition words
After we finished our first small moment story, we brainstormed a big watermelon idea that we could write lots of "seed" stories about.  We took these watermelons and glued them in our writer's notebook to use as ideas for future writing. 


  1. May I get the worksheets for this?!?!

    1. Hi Kristina, Send me your email and I will send you a copy. Thanks for reading :)

    2. I would LOVE to have the worksheets as well! Planning on doing this lesson this week!!! Would be so appreciative!

  2. I would love these worksheets also. Thank you!

  3. Do you still have these worksheets available? If so, I would love to get them...?!! My email is

    Thank you!

  4. I have the same question as Ms. Holmes, would love to use this as a note in our interactive notebooks. My email is

  5. If you still have this, I would love a copy. My e-mail is


  6. If you still have the worksheets available, I would love a copy also. My email address is