...sharing thoughtful, mentor text-inspired lessons your students will love!
You have to have a few lessons that you LOVE to teach in order to love teaching writing. This month I revised one of my favorite lessons--it's called Transitioning through a Machine--and I invite you to let it become one of the lessons you love to teach...in case you don't have many of those.
This lesson has students invent an original machine, then use two mentor texts' inspiration to draft and then revise a paragraph or two about their machine completing an automatic function. This is a great lesson for showing students how they can "design" interesting ideas in their writer's notebooks!