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November's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

"Four Metaphor Poems" -- inspired by my teaching colleague and NNWP friend Holly Esposito--is this month's "Lesson of the Month."

Click here or on the book cover to access the…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on November 4, 2014 at 3:59pm

My Teacher Model: A Four Metaphor Poem!

So back in September, we announced a "Writer's Notebook Metaphor Contest," and we received numerous, thoughtful entries.  I had a secret plan in mind when I created that contest, which I shall now reveal.

I knew our "November Lesson of the Month" was going to be a Common Core "re-vamping" of an awesome poetry lesson originally written my NNWP…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

Great Tool for Discussing Metaphors & Similes!



I'm putting finishing touches on November's "Lesson of the Month," which focuses on metaphors, and I became very excited by the discussion tool we created to discuss those metaphors.

The entire lesson will come out on November 1, but I wanted to share the discussion tool that is…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 22, 2014 at 6:00am

October's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

Click here (or on the cover of the book) to access the lesson of the month as well as the other three new features this year I am contributing: 1) a favorite page from my writer's notebook, 2) a Vocabulary Idea of the Month, and 3) a Sacred Writing Slide prompt of the Month.

The lesson of the month showcases…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 28, 2014 at 2:18pm

September 19: Write Like a Pirate Day!

If you're using our SWT Slides, you know today is "Talk Like a Pirate Day!" For sacred writing time today, challenge them to "Write Like a Pirate!"  If you receive any charming samples, feel free to post them (as photos or scans)…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 19, 2014 at 6:04am

Writer's Notebook Metaphor Contest!

After spending the first few weeks toying with the concept of what a writer's notebook is, I  like to have my students create original metaphors for their notebooks.  I'd like to see other teachers try the same thing because you end up with some unique ideas from your kiddos' figurative brains.  So we are hosting a…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 19, 2014 at 5:30am

September's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

September's Writing Lesson of the Month -- Heart Parks -- completes a trilogy we started back in 2012.  Now there are three different options for students to celebrate their individuality in mural form (with writing attached) while talking…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 1, 2014 at 7:00pm

New Vocabulary Resource Page -- It's Finalized!

Last school year, I admittedly had the best year so far with my "Vocabulary Collecting" workshop.  My kids' samples--especially during the second semester--just floored me with the sophisticated writing skills the…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 29, 2014 at 10:00am

August's Writing Lesson of the Month is Posted!

If you have PowerPoint, you can download the PPT version of this month's lesson by clicking on the thumbnail of the PowerPoint slide at right.

I'm trying to get ahead and post August's lesson in late July for two good reasons: Our wedding anniversary is August 1, and Dena doesn't allow me to work on the computer that day, and---yikes!--school starts up…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 24, 2014 at 3:16pm

July's "Writing Lesson of the Month" is Posted

Remember Goofus & Gallant?  They serve as a "mentor text" for my Writing Lesson of the Month for July, which has been posted at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/LotM.htm  I taught this lesson in the last few weeks of this past…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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My Teacher Model: A Four Metaphor Poem!

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October's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

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