Friday, March 26, 2010

Small Actions

I sent my students off this weekend with an assignment straight from Nancie Atwell's "Lessons That Change Writers". Their job? Notice 20 small actions that could be poetry seeds. I collected a couple of great ones during school today. My favorite: Zoe grinned with satisfaction when I finished the mini-lesson by announcing that I was headed right at this moment to my writers notebook to record some of my small moment butterflies before they got away. Her grin and little chuckle were more than enough, but she also wrote down MY exact words in her Small Moments list.

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