...sharing thoughtful, mentor text-inspired lessons your students will love!
Once a month, I'll send you a Common Core-friendly writing lesson (inspired by WritingFix) and a writer's notebook idea from my own website.
There is now a sneak preview now available of one of the twenty-one card sets that will make up this new product, which is designed to randomly group your class into groups of three or four and provide them with a transitional grammar or vocabulary-inspired Common Core activity to complete before they do a daily…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 23, 2015 at 8:42am
Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 17, 2015 at 1:00pm
Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 17, 2015 at 12:56pm
All right, I am just going to say it: I LOVE having Jodie Black (http://www.teacherjodieblack.com/) as my friend and colleague. Personally, I can--with a fair degree of skill--independently adapt most of my best writing lessons to be appropriate for 3rd-12th graders, but those K-2 writers are just not my area of expertise.…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 20, 2015 at 1:00pm
You know, I am so amazed when I look think and realize how many TALENTED people I have been fortunate enough to work alongside in my 25 years in education. I'm going to brag in this post about two amazing sisters I have known and am proud to call my friends as well as…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 20, 2015 at 12:30pm
Posted by Corbett Harrison on May 30, 2015 at 2:51pm
I am sorry to say that this month's lesson's mentor text is not only out of print but our website's users have bought up all the reasonably-priced copies at Amazon. It feels kind of powerful to sell out a book at Amazon just by posting a lesson. The good news is that you really don't have to own the book to do…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on April 27, 2015 at 4:31pm
Remember, I was originally a HS writing teacher, and when I discovered how well-written recently-published picture books were quite a few years back now, my whole concept of mentor texts for writing mini-lessons and lessons for writer's notebooks did a 180-degree about face. I look back at one of WritingFix's best pages --The Picture…Continue
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