...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.
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…
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 27, 2015 at 6:30am
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 22, 2015 at 1:43pm
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 20, 2015 at 6:00am
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 16, 2015 at 7:00am
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
As we had teachers go through…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 11, 2015 at 6:00am
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 7, 2015 at 10:12am
Lesson link: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/Tub-boo-boo.htm
In Margie Palatini's (out of print?!?!)…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 6, 2015 at 9:00am
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…Continue
Posted by Corbett Harrison on February 6, 2015 at 8:30am
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…Continue
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