...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.
Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 28, 2016 at 1:30pm
Amazon is generously giving the Always Write and WritingFix websites $5.00 for every free Audible.com trial that our members launch using…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 9, 2016 at 7:30am
Looking for a summer learning experience that improves your skills as a writing teacher? I recommend the following online course, which friend of WritingFix and Always Write--Dennis O'Connor--has helped coordinate this class for many years. You simply can't maintain a functioning workshop environment for writing if students don't own the vocabulary of writing instruction, and the 6 Traits…Continue
This summer, I will be revising some of my original WritingFix lessons that I have added to over the years, and posting them in "new form" at my website. For June, I revised and added to the original "Serendipitous Character Names" prompt game I posted over 10 years ago, and I added a new element to it:…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 1, 2016 at 3:45pm
As part of our bi-weekly Vocabulary Workshop, my students create small pieces of thoughtful writing around new tier-2 vocabulary they find in our readings and want to know and use. A few years back, when I invited my 8th graders to create new vocabulary writing activities, one that they came up with was "…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on April 30, 2016 at 1:35pm
Just a reminder that last May we put out what became a popular Mother's Day Writing Lesson in many classrooms. The assignment/writing task can also certainly become a piece of "tribute" writing for anyone/thing that is special to you; for instance, my wife (Dena) and I used the format to write a list of 'job descriptions' for a colleague who was…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am
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