...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.
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
We ultimately built 15 different inservice courses for our Northern Nevada teachers when WritingFix was being sponsored by our local chapter of the National Writing Project. Our primary goal was to post the most popular activities in these classes for teachers online…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 20, 2015 at 4:20pm
Need an in-service class or a self-paced learning experience focused completely on Narrative Writing for K-12? Here's a worthwhile link from WritingFix to investigate: http://writingfix.com/genres/narrative.htm
WritingFix started out as a lesson and resource repository, the lessons and resources being…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
Snap, snap, grin, grin, wink, wink. Photographs make excellent writing prompts, and WritingFix began a really great online page of picture prompts back in 2009: http://writingfix.com/classroom_tools/picture_prompts.htm
For four great years, before we lost our local sponsorship, students and their teachers took and shared digital photos that they believed would inspire…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 7, 2015 at 12:30pm
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