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...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.

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Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #6...

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…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 27, 2015 at 6:30am

Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #5...

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…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 22, 2015 at 1:43pm

Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #4...

I Pod?  You Pod?  He Pod?  She Pod?  Actually...We all "Pod" in Northern Nevada!

WritingFix's Song Lyrics as "Mentor Texts" lesson collection link: http://writingfix.com/ipod_prompts.htm

One of our best teacher-built online projects that now resides at WritingFix was funded by our district's own…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 20, 2015 at 6:00am

Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #3...

Most of the lessons at WritingFix promote the entire writing process, not just a rough draft followed by a final draft, which is what I see when I observe most writing lessons in schools I'm invited to visit.  The missing "in between steps" of the process that I rarely see are peer response, revision, and…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 16, 2015 at 7:00am

Why WritingFix should be saved...Reason #2

Click the image at left to directly link to WritingFix's Mentor Text Bibliography.  I admit it's a bit difficult to locate, but if you take your mouse and hover over the "WritingFix Info" tab on the blue navigation menu (which can be found on the left-hand side of every main screen at WritingFix), you'll see a link to the "Writing

Fix Bibliography." 

As we had teachers go through…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 11, 2015 at 6:00am

Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #1...

Don't forget about WritingFix's "Writing Prompts for [K-6] for Kids:" http://writingfix.com/traits_primary.htm#forkids  We designed these 14 interactive word games for K-6th graders.  My personal favorite is the "Wacky Word Game;" go play it and see what I mean.  Next time you have the computer lab, have all your students…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 7, 2015 at 10:12am

Presidents' Day Newscasts from the Past?

Lesson link: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/Tub-boo-boo.htm

In Margie Palatini's (out of print?!?!)…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 6, 2015 at 9:00am

Valentine's Day Love Metaphors?

Lesson link: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/Extending-Metaphors.htm

Last year, this was my January "Writing Lesson of the Month," and we created four unique love metaphors that we published and shared in our Writer's Notebooks by Valentine's Day.  By March 1, we added metaphors to our notebooks that were "Writing Across the Curriculum" metaphors.

Enjoy this lesson.  Go…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 6, 2015 at 8:30am

February's Writing Lesson is Posted!

Come celebrate and review action verbs with us this month!

We just posted February's 'Writing Lesson…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 1, 2015 at 2:30pm

My Third Review Task for Verbs is now "published" in my Writer's Notebook!

Here's a creative grammar quiz I created and have housed in my writer's notebook!  Can you pass my quiz?

My 8th graders better watch out!  :-)   With this just-complete teacher model from my own writer's notebook, I am setting the bar pretty high for their "verb review task," which will be…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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National Boards? 9 Replies

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Scheduling 2 Replies

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

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Writing- 5th grade

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More than a Number: Listen to this Song 1 Reply

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Peer Conferencing 29 Replies

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Writing Topics -- Teacher or Student Choice?! 4 Replies

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THis is an wonderful idea! 1 Reply

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Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #6...

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 poetry together based on…See More
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Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #5...

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 WritingFix's most…See More
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Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #4...

I Pod?  You Pod?  He Pod?  She Pod?  Actually...We all "Pod" in Northern Nevada!WritingFix's Song Lyrics as "Mentor Texts" lesson collection link: http://writingfix.com/ipod_prompts.htmOne of our best teacher-built online projects that now resides at WritingFix was funded by our district's own technology department. In 2008, they gave us money to pay our best…See More
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Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #3...

Most of the lessons at WritingFix promote the entire writing process, not just a rough draft followed by a final draft, which is what I see when I observe most writing lessons in schools I'm invited to visit.  The missing "in between steps" of the process that I rarely see are peer response, revision, and teacher conferencing.WRITINGFIX CAN HELP!  Way…See More
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Why WritingFix should be saved...Reason #2

Click the image at left to directly link to WritingFix's Mentor Text Bibliography.  I admit it's a bit difficult to locate, but if you take your mouse and hover over the "WritingFix Info" tab on the blue navigation menu (which can be found on the left-hand side of every main screen at WritingFix), you'll see a link to the "WritingFix Bibliography." As we had teachers go through workshops and create mentor text-inspired…See More
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Why WritingFix should be saved! Reason #1...

Don't forget about WritingFix's "Writing Prompts for [K-6] for Kids:" http://writingfix.com/traits_primary.htm#forkids  We designed these 14 interactive word games for K-6th graders.  My personal favorite is the "Wacky Word Game;" go play it and see what I mean.  Next time you have the computer lab, have all your students bring a pencil…See More
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February's Writing Lesson is Posted!

Come celebrate and review action verbs with us this month!We just posted February's 'Writing Lesson of the Month' at the website.  Use the link below to not only access this month's VERB LESSON, but you will also discover a fun page from my own writer's notebook, a Writing-…See More
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Heather Hellenga replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Publish "Rhyming Couplets" notebook pages here! in the group Online Student Publishing
"Here are a few examples of my students' rhyming couplets. Makel, grade 5 Katie, grade 5 Mariella, grade 5 Thanks for the lesson!"
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