...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.
...that we all probably use from time to time. For the sake of differentiation, I am trying to build several student-choice options as my students will review VERBS for what will become February's "Writing Lesson of the Month." AT present, I am really pleased with the teacher model you see here that I…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
What I love to do with our writer's notebook time is challenge my students to play with language and words! I always say two things about "Sacred Writing Time:" 1) Your pencil should be dancing and 2) SWT is 'recess' for your words and ideas...so play!
I think my newest writer's notebook…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 11, 2015 at 2:30pm
Posted by Corbett Harrison on January 4, 2015 at 5:30pm
My wife Dena finalized her 25-activity Reading Bingo Cards last summer (July of 2013), and ever since, we have both been creating variations of most of the original writing tasks. One of our students' favorite activities from the Bingo card requires students to create an imaginary iPod…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on December 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 25, 2014 at 4:00pm
The entire lesson will come out on November 1, but I wanted to share the discussion tool that is…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on October 22, 2014 at 6:00am
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 28, 2014 at 2:18pm
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 19, 2014 at 6:04am
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on September 19, 2014 at 5:30am
Started by Mary Angelo-Moi Nov 30, 2014.
Started by Kristin Schroeder Jul 14, 2013.