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March 14 = Pi Day! Pi or Pie Day Poems, anyone?

And we have a writing lesson ready to go at Always Write!  Click here or on the book cover to access our free…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on March 12, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

February's Writing Lesson has been posted!

Our February Lesson of the Month focuses on Non-Linguistic Representations as a catalyst for creating an interactive element on a notebook page in class.  Your students will have fun with…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on February 3, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

January's "Writing Lesson of the Month" is Posted!

This month's lesson -- Report with Technology -- will serve as part one of a six-part series we'll publish this spring on using Interactive Non-Fiction Notebooks with your…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on January 10, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

December's 'Writing Lesson of the Month' is Posted!

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…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on December 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

November's Writing Lesson is Posted!

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 …

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Added by Corbett Harrison on November 5, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

October's Writing Lesson of the Month is Posted!

Our Language Comics lesson shows students four different ways to combine language cleverness with visual originality in a student's writer's notebooks.  Enjoy!

--Corbett & Dena…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on October 1, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

September's Lesson of the Month is posted!

September's Lesson of the Month --  Sensational News!  --  teaches basic journalism writing techniques so that students can create real, fictional, or tabloid-like newspaper articles in their writer's notebooks!

Enjoy!

--Corbett…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on September 1, 2017 at 5:49am — No Comments

Free Sacred Writing Time Slide for Tomorrow's Eclipse!

Visit Always Write to download a complementary copy of the special slide we made for tomorrow!


Added by Corbett Harrison on August 20, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

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.

Thanks for sharing adaptations back with us, if any occur to…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on July 23, 2017 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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.

Click the lesson name or this direct link to access this new lesson…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on July 5, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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.

Click the lesson name or this direct link to access this new lesson from ALWAYS WRITE: …

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Added by Corbett Harrison on June 1, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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.

Click the lesson name or this direct link to access this new lesson from ALWAYS WRITE: …

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Added by Corbett Harrison on May 1, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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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Added 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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Added by Corbett Harrison on March 10, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Corbett Harrison on March 1, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Corbett Harrison on January 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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.  

You can also "vote" for your favorite by…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on December 2, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Corbett Harrison on November 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on October 6, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

October's Writing Lesson of the Month is Posted!

This month's writing lesson of the month--WORD ART--is a vocabulary-based writing strategy that is one of my students' weekly options for showing me they can think about tier-2 vocabulary words in new contexts.  

My past students proposed this idea a few years back, and this is the first…

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Added by Corbett Harrison on September 27, 2016 at 10:33am — No Comments

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