...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.
So back in September, we announced a "Writer's Notebook Metaphor Contest," and we received numerous, thoughtful entries. I had a secret plan in mind when I created that contest, which I shall now reveal.
I knew our "November Lesson of the Month" was going to be a Common Core "re-vamping" of an awesome poetry lesson originally written my NNWP…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 25, 2014 at 4:00pm
The entire lesson will come out on November 1, but I wanted to share the discussion tool that is…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 22, 2014 at 6:00am
Click here (or on the cover of the book) to access the lesson of the month as well as the other three new features this year I am contributing: 1) a favorite page from my writer's notebook, 2) a Vocabulary Idea of the Month, and 3) a Sacred Writing Slide prompt of the Month.
The lesson of the month showcases…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 28, 2014 at 2:18pm
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 19, 2014 at 6:04am
After spending the first few weeks toying with the concept of what a writer's notebook is, I like to have my students create original metaphors for their notebooks. I'd like to see other teachers try the same thing because you end up with some unique ideas from your kiddos' figurative brains. So we are hosting a…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 19, 2014 at 5:30am
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 1, 2014 at 7:00pm
Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 29, 2014 at 10:00am
I'm trying to get ahead and post August's lesson in late July for two good reasons: Our wedding anniversary is August 1, and Dena doesn't allow me to work on the computer that day, and---yikes!--school starts up…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 24, 2014 at 3:16pm
If you haven't heard, my friend Sue Gonyou created her own set of Sacred Writing Time-like slides for his history and social studies classes. Sue uses these slides to create discussions between partners and group members as she transitions from activity to activity in her always-busy classroom. You can order Sue's 366 slides at this…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 1, 2014 at 5:00am
Started by Kristin Schroeder Jul 14, 2013.
Started by William Zimmerman Apr 15, 2012.