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February 2019's Writing Lesson is Posted Early!

This month's lesson -- THEMED RESTAURANT MENUS -- can be used for creative writing that impacts both narrative or expository writing skills and processes.

To access all past monthly lessons you…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 21, 2019 at 4:29pm

January 2019's Writing Lesson of the Month is POSTED!

January's Writing Lesson--First-Class School Bus Seats--is a descriptive and creative writing lesson that is ready for you to adapt and use with your own students!

Here's a direct link to the lesson:  …

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 2, 2019 at 7:30am

December's Writing Lesson of the Month is posted!

I've been developing a new type of acrostic-based writing.  This month's lesson is Vocabulary-Inspired Acrostic Riddles.  

If you're using our Vocabulary Workshop materials, this month's lesson is a revision to…

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

November's Writing Lesson of the Month is posted!

For November 2018, we invented a new type of poetry: Prepositional Phrase Poetry.

They're simple.  They teach both grammar and descriptive writing.  And the writing they inspired from my students was pretty amazing.  

Enjoy the…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on November 4, 2018 at 10:30am

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

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Rewriting Endings

Started by Karen Provence Sep 30, 2018.

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

Started by Sally Ann Root. Last reply by Sharon Miles Nov 4, 2012.

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February 2019's Writing Lesson is Posted Early!

This month's lesson -- THEMED RESTAURANT MENUS -- can be used for creative writing that impacts both narrative or expository writing skills and processes.To access all past monthly lessons you may have missed, use this link:…See More
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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 one.Enjoy!See More
Oct 12, 2018
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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

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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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