Writing Lesson of the Month Network

...sharing thoughtful, mentor text-inspired lessons your students will love!

Here's a special posting page for teachers who have subscribed to our "Common Core-Friendly Vocabulary & Writing Lessons," which you can read about online at my website:  http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab

Here's an open invitation to teachers using my Vocabulary Collecting resources to photograph and share your students' best "Vocabulary Personifications."

As I explain to my wonderful students, a well-designed Vocabulary Personification transforms the word into a person with a personality, outfit, job, or mannerisms that hint at the original word's meaning

If you have an awesome student-submitted "Vocabulary Personification," I invite you to post it here in the reply box below.  I hope to create an amazing online collection of Vocabulary-inspired Personifications from all over the country...and world...with this invitation.  Please share.

If you don't see the "Reply to This" box below this posting, be sure you have clicked on the "+Join Vocabulary Collectors" link in the upper right-hand corner of this screen.  

I look forward to helping you celebrate your writers by having a place to post their personified characters.  Please don't post last names, and please don't post any information about your students that might compromise their Internet safety.  THANKS in advance.

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Here sixth grader--Lauryn--personifies ACQUIESCE, which she found in Animal Farm.  Good job, Lauryn.

8th grader--Emily--always personifies with style.  Here are here two personified vocabulary words from her last set of eight words.  Which do you like better of the two?


Rebekkah--a seventh grader--created this personification of Mrs. Sublime, which she found in our new American Revolution novel: The Astounding Life of Octavian Nothing.

Seventh grader Rebekkah continues her reign as "Awesome Personification-of-Vocabulary Words" Queen.  Here's her latest, which--when juxtaposed with the previous entry shows her ability to write about words with different connotations, I feel.  Enjoy.  

Here, 7th grader Emily explores a word through personification and online clip-art.  This word brought back memories of last year's 6th grade class novel:  Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Here is one from one of my sixth graders.

Here is one from one of my 7th graders with the word "apprehended".

One of my 7th graders with the word "contradict"

Christina Terranova said: Even though Josue's work is far from perfect, he has come so far that I can't resist posting. His idea is so clever. He needs to work on neatness and presentation along with conventions, but I know he can do it!

Here, 7th grader Brent shares his personified character inspired by the word unprecedented.  

Which descriptive sentence is Brent's best sentence?




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