Frog Hooks--this month's lesson--is an adaptation of Dena's "Little Red Hiding Hooks," and her new version explores expository over narrative writing.Enjoy!--Corbett & Dena Harrison (Always Write website)See More
Launching a Sacred Writing Routine is the topic of our August lesson. If you haven't tried SWT with your own students, you should consider it, as it develops 1) fluency, 2) stamina, 3) and creativity in your young writers. It is also essential if you plan on using any type of…See More
Launching a Vocabulary Workshop is our lesson of the month for July. It shares an entire month's worth of mini-lessons and resources that I use to help each student understand his/her role and responsibility for the Vocabulary Workshop they will be participating in twice a month for…See More
"Thank you for sharing this idea. I really like it. I can see so many uses for my students to use tribute writing in my class. I also LOVE the video. Well done with explaining and use of examples. I also appreciate the scaffolding worksheet to help…"
This month's lesson focuses on creating a special type of Tribute Page to a person, place, or thing in one's writer's notebook. The lesson comes with an overview, samples, handouts, mentor text suggestions, and ideas for adaptation. Click the picture of the book at left to access the lesson…See More
November marks our 11th straight month of sharing writer's notebook strategies that encourage contagious creativity and develop new types of voice to your community of writers. November's Lesson -- Edge Postcards -- is now posted at the Always…See More
Launching a Sacred Writing Routine is the topic of our August lesson. If you haven't tried SWT with your own students, you should consider it, as it develops 1) fluency, 2) stamina, 3) and creativity in your young writers. It is also essential if you…
Launching a Vocabulary Workshop is our lesson of the month for July. It shares an entire month's worth of mini-lessons and resources that I use to help each student understand his/her role and responsibility for the Vocabulary Workshop they will be…
Thank you, Corbett. I want to share with you that I recently completed parent/student/teacher conferences with my 27 homeroom students. One of the questions I asked each student was: What is a highlight of your day as a 7th grader and at least a dozen students replied: "Sacred Writing Time." This response warmed my heart.
new to the site. I was just enjoying Stickman. I'm totally stealing the idea and hoping to find great ideas for 1st and 2nd grade students. I teach 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade students with learning disabilities.
Hi Corbett! I just have a scheduling question. I teach 6th grade language arts and will have each class for 55 minutes a day. I know I'll start each day with the 10 minute write, but I need help with how to fit grammar, writing, and core novels. I.e, time break up/days of week. Any help would be appreciated. Lastly, all of 6th grade LA uses 5 subject notebooks. How would you divide the sections?
I am interested in purchasing the Sacred Writing Time slides to use this coming 2014-15 school year. I have a question, are the slides updated each year? Are the 2014-15 slides different than the 2013-14 slides? Will I have to re-purchase them each year?
I have been reviewing a lot of material that you have posted. Wow!!!! As usual, I am having a difficult time making a decision, however, I have made one.
I am wanting to do the "Giving Hands & Taking Hands" project. I have one question: you refer to the song "Brave". As I am not familiar with this song could you please identify the artist? Thanks so much.
Hi Corbett! I haven't heard anything else from you since I responded back in July to let you know you could quote me. I am VERY excited to receive the two new products & wondered when they would be available to download. NO PRESSURE - - I'm just excited! :D I go back to school tomorrow, and the kids come August 19th. Where did the summer go?? Thanks again for all the hard work you and your wife do to make us better teachers! The kids definitely benefit, and hopefully leave our classrooms lovers of reading and writing! :)