This has been a tough interview season on Long Island. I have experience (have done several maternity leaves in several different districts), I have great references, and I feel I am interviewing and demoing well. The only problem...when I go to these interviews and move on to the second round or demo round...I am up against at least 15 people each time. Anyway, I'm doing yet another demo on Wednesday (does anyone just get hired on the spot on Long Island, or are there ALWAYS multiple rounds??). My demo is for a reading teacher position and it will be with about 10-12 incoming third grade students. I was told to do a writing or reading lesson. I am doing a writing lesson focusing on small moments. I will read them the book Rollercoaster, then talk about small moments, model a small moment in my life, and then have them work on their small moments. At the end, I will bring them together to share what they have so far (it's only a 30 min lesson). Any input? Small moments is from Lucy Calkins and I've never formally used her model. I wanted to have my students do a pre write brainstorm (using a web or something) and then begin drafting but when I researched Lucy Calkins I don't believe she uses a prewrite before drafting.