Writing Lesson of the Month Network

...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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August's Writing Lesson is Posted! Dialogue BAUBLES for Notebooks!

August's Lesson of the Month has been posted.  It's called Dialogue BAUBLES, and it focuses on MANY ways to use dialogue bubbles and memes as a means to generate personal interest in one's own writer's notebook.

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 23, 2017 at 2:31pm

July's Writing Lesson of the Month has been Posted!

July's new lesson at our website for teachers and writers is called NOTEBOOK POETRY TILES.  It challenges students to find "Found Poems" on our newest product from our website: Poetry Tiles for Writer's Notebooks.

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on July 5, 2017 at 7:30pm

June's Writing Lesson of the Month is Posted!

June's new lesson at our website for teachers and writers is called CAMERA PHONE PIX.  It's a new template and a unique way to think about using photos from your electronic device as writing prompts.

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on June 1, 2017 at 12:00pm

May's Writing Lesson of the Month is posted!

May's new lesson at our free-to-use resource website is called HUMAN NATURE HAIKUS.  It's a variation of regular haikus, and it teaches brevity in words as well as observation skills.

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on May 1, 2017 at 12:00pm

April's Writing Lesson of the Month: Vocabulary Frenemies!

I just posted April's writing lesson of the month--Vocabulary Friends, Enemies, and Frenemies--, and once again, it's intended…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on April 12, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

March's Writing Lesson of the Month: Oxymorons!

March's "Lesson of the Month" is a notebook prompt inspired by Oxymorons.  It's called Oxymorons that lead to Nightmarish…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 10, 2017 at 8:30am

February's Writing Lesson is Posted!

Establish a Fake Campaign/Election in your writer's notebook is the idea behind this month's lesson.  In 2017, all our lessons aim…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on March 1, 2017 at 2:00pm

January's Lesson of the Month is Posted!

January's lesson of the month-- Fortune Cookie Fortunes --focuses on different ways to use fortune cookie fortunes as a catalyst for writer's…

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 10, 2017 at 2:00pm

Check out our top Rhe-TURK-ical arguments from 2016!

I'm late in getting this done, but we finally have three top turkeys in our Rhe-Turk-ical Triangle Lesson from Thanksgiving.  Below are the finalists.  You can access larger versions of the images at the online lesson.  

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on December 2, 2016 at 11:30am

Writer's Notebook Four-Metaphor Poem for 2016!

I finally had a chance to publish 2016's Four Metaphor Poem about Writer's Notebooks.  My four poetic metaphors were inspired by four students' metaphors that were sent to our website in September.

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Posted by Corbett Harrison on November 22, 2016 at 11:30am

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2016's Best Writer's Notebook Metaphors!

Thanks to all the teachers who submitted entries in our annual Notebook Metaphor Contest this year!  It was tough narrowing it down to four winners, but we did it.  Over October, I will be using these students' entries to inspire another Four-Metaphor Poem about Writer's Notebooks to post at the website.To make sure these four great metaphors get seen by lots of students in classrooms across…See More
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