Seed Ideas Poster

October 18, 2011

Seed Ideas Poster

October 18, 2011
Hey guys! This will be a quick share tonight as I am falling asleep on my computer–at only 8:30!

We’ll be starting some lessons on “seed ideas” in Writer’s Workshop this week, so I made a little visual to display with the anchor charts we’ll be creating soon.

We actually discussed seed ideas a couple of weeks ago while we were exploring authors’ websites. Roald Dahl’s site has some nice features and the one we liked best was his taped interview from 1988. He mentioned seed ideas and talked about his habits as a writer–it was really cool. But my students were like “huh?” when it came to the seed idea (ELL newcomers, as you know). So we had an introductory mini-lesson on seed ideas and the reason for the name, etc. Hence the sign above!

Well, hope some of you can use it in your room and that your week is off to a nice start!!

Seed Ideas Poster


  • teacherking55 October 18, 2011 at 1:51 am

    How cool!!!! Roald Dahl is one of my Favorite authors! I am going to have to look at his website. I love going to author's websites! They have so much cool info! If you get the chance… check out Tomie dePaola's site. He talks all about the writing process and how he uses it in real life. I shared with my second graders and they thought it was really interesting. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. You know I love your stuff!!!! 🙂

  • Kristen October 18, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Hey Patty, thanks!! And thanks for the site idea…I didn't think of Tomie dePaola. I've been looking for sites that discuss the process–thanks! 🙂

  • Mrs. B October 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I like the idea of sharing the websites and the authors with the kids. I am curious how you show it to them – do you do it as a class on the screen?

  • sydney October 20, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Hi Kristen,
    Loving this seed poster. Eric Carle has a cool site that my first graders liked last year because it showed how he makes his art.

    What is the font you use on a lot of your charts, like at the top of your digraph chart that has the graduated colors?

    Thanks so much,

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