...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.
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
Two writing tasks--one for a writer's notebook, the other for a writer's workshop--in this month's lesson: http://www.corbettharrison.com/LotM.htm#month Both inspired by the skill of accurately choosing synonyms that truly mean what you want them to. Both inspired by the amazing picture book pictured at left.
Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 4, 2015 at 5:00am
47 Mentor Text-inspired Poetry Lessons: http://writingfix.com/poetry_prompts.htm
One of the most-celebrated annual events sponsored by the NNWP was its Piñon Poetry Festival, which occurred every spring in Northern Nevada. 30 teachers registered, each bringing two of their best student writers, and the three would write…
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 27, 2015 at 6:30am
WritingFix features revised and polished student exemplars that were sent to us by teachers who understand that great lessons are based on adapting a good idea and differentiating it for their own writers--no matter what grade level, no matter what skill level! Check out this "Student Sample" page for one of…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 22, 2015 at 1:43pm
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