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October's Lesson of the Month for 2018!

We posted it!  Expository Monster Sketches!  This is one that your kids will love doing in the week(s) before Halloween.  Expository writing and creativity come together for this…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 12, 2018 at 4:55am

September 2018's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

Frog Hooks--this month's lesson--is an adaptation of Dena's "Little Red Hiding Hooks," and her new version explores expository over narrative writing.

Enjoy!

--Corbett & Dena Harrison (…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

August's Lesson has been posted!

Launching a Sacred Writing Routine is the topic of our August lesson.  If you haven't tried SWT with your own students, you should consider it, as it develops 1) fluency, 2) stamina, 3) and creativity in your young writers. It is also essential if you…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on August 12, 2018 at 4:30am

July's Writing Lesson is Posted!

Launching a Vocabulary Workshop is our lesson of the month for July.  It shares an entire month's worth of mini-lessons and resources that I use to help each student understand his/her role and responsibility for the Vocabulary Workshop they will be…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 1, 2018 at 3:30am

June's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

Our brand new The Movie Got It Wrong interactive notebook page assignment is ready to go!  A great way to have…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 1, 2018 at 6:00am

May's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

 

Text Battles! -- our latest Interactive Non-fiction Notebook/writing assignment has been posted at our website.  It's free to use, and it's designed to help your students…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on May 2, 2018 at 7:30am

April's Lesson of the Month is Posted!



What's in Your Bucket
-- our latest Interactive Non-fiction Notebook writing task has been posted.  This lesson focuses on teaching your students to summarize and paraphrase research before they use the information in more formal types of…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on April 3, 2018 at 5:30am

March 14 = Pi Day! Pi or Pie Day Poems, anyone?

And we have a writing lesson ready to go at Always Write!  Click here or on the book cover to access our free…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 12, 2018 at 1:00pm

February's Writing Lesson has been posted!

Our February Lesson of the Month focuses on Non-Linguistic Representations as a catalyst for creating an interactive element on a notebook page in class.  Your students will have fun with…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 3, 2018 at 1:30pm

January's "Writing Lesson of the Month" is Posted!

This month's lesson -- Report with Technology -- will serve as part one of a six-part series we'll publish this spring on using Interactive Non-Fiction Notebooks with your…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 10, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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Rewriting Endings

Started by Karen Provence Sep 30.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Started by Connie George Feb 10, 2016.

Writing Exchange

Started by Bill Feaver Apr 23, 2015.

Student work

Started by Mary Angelo-Moi Nov 30, 2014.

National Boards? 9 Replies

Started by Ellen Ferrin. Last reply by G Coston Oct 22, 2014.

Scheduling 2 Replies

Started by Christina Terranova. Last reply by Corbett Harrison Aug 24, 2014.

Any great ideas for the first week of school? 3 Replies

Started by Cece Meyer. Last reply by Corbett Harrison Jul 29, 2014.

Writing- 5th grade

Started by Kristin Schroeder Jul 14, 2013.

More than a Number: Listen to this Song 1 Reply

Started by Barry Lane. Last reply by Carol Stephen Feb 10, 2013.

Peer Conferencing 29 Replies

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Corbett Harrison posted a blog post

October's Lesson of the Month for 2018!

We posted it!  Expository Monster Sketches!  This is one that your kids will love doing in the week(s) before Halloween.  Expository writing and creativity come together for this one.Enjoy!See More
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September 2018's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

Frog Hooks--this month's lesson--is an adaptation of Dena's "Little Red Hiding Hooks," and her new version explores expository over narrative writing.Enjoy!--Corbett & Dena Harrison (Always Write website)See More
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Rewriting Endings

Does anyone have any good resources, books, or ideas to use to get 4th graders to rewrite endings?See More
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August's Lesson has been posted!

Launching a Sacred Writing Routine is the topic of our August lesson.  If you haven't tried SWT with your own students, you should consider it, as it develops 1) fluency, 2) stamina, 3) and creativity in your young writers. It is also essential if you plan on using any type of…See More
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July's Writing Lesson is Posted!

Launching a Vocabulary Workshop is our lesson of the month for July.  It shares an entire month's worth of mini-lessons and resources that I use to help each student understand his/her role and responsibility for the Vocabulary Workshop they will be participating in twice a month for…See More
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June's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

Our brand new The Movie Got It Wrong interactive notebook page assignment is ready to go!  A great way to have students summarize researched…See More
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Corbett Harrison posted a blog post

January's "Writing Lesson of the Month" is Posted!

This month's lesson -- Report with Technology -- will serve as part one of a six-part series we'll publish this spring on using Interactive Non-Fiction Notebooks with your students.Enjoy!See More
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