...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.
If your students are like my students at all, they enjoy it when I set aside a special day for writing. We have Pi Day in math class and our bi-monthly writer's workshop days in my class, but I'm talking about a special "theme day," where we prepare ahead of time and then spend a day doing writing that simply pleases us. I might bring out a poem or an essay to use as a mentor text for the day,…Continue
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Vote for your favorite of the following four student-submitted metaphors for our 2015 contest! One of these excellent writer's notebook keepers will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card for the holidays. Vote by midnight, November 30, 2015.
Click the thumbnail image at right to see the poem these four students' metaphors inspired
Here are the four…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on November 8, 2015 at 8:00am
Posting quickly while my students are off researching in the library! They're researching the health benefits and hazards of eating turkey, which is preparation for this month's lesson of the month: The RheTURKical Triangle!
Here is the direct link to…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on November 2, 2015 at 8:00am
October's writing lesson of the month--"Life is a Cookbook"-- is actually the center-square lesson from our October Writer's Notebook Bingo Card. The free preview of that product ended yesterday, and this month's lesson is a reminder of the importance of helping students find creative ways to express…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 18, 2015 at 10:52am
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