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    My 7th graders were analyzing the epistolary story "Ordeal by Cheque," (corbettharrison.c...) and 8th grader Patrick was intrigued by my essential question still on the whiteboard: "Who is Tony Spagoni?" Without evening knowing the story, he created this funny little one-page tribute that used Mr. Stick, so he earned a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award. Thanks for always making me laugh, Patrick! Mr. Stick resources: corbettharrison.c...

    Start the new school year off strong, especially with techniques that make your kids love their writer's notebooks. One of my best tricks is to teach them how to draw Mr. Stick in the first week of school, then challenge them to create a page that celebrates this iconic character; 7th grader Jordan is already off and running with the idea! Later on, Mr. Stick will keep visiting their notebooks pages! Mr. Stick resources are free at my website: corbettharrison.c...

    7th grader Mackenzie won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award with this page from her Writer's Notebook. Learn more about Mr. Stick at this page my website: corbettharrison.c...

    8th grader Josh won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for taking great care in creating his summary page of "Oedipus Rex," which we recently studied. He will enjoy looking back at this page all year long. Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here: corbettharrison.c...

    7th grader--Brian--won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award with this page about a historical daydream. Learn more about Mr. Stick at this page at my website: corbettharrison.c...

    7th grader--Tyler--won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award with this page about a slumber party experience with sleepwalkers. Learn more about Mr. Stick at this page at my website: corbettharrison.c...

    Start the new school year off strong, especially with techniques that make your kids love their writer's notebooks. One of my best tricks is to teach them how to draw Mr. Stick in the first week of school, then challenge them to create a page that celebrates this iconic character; 7th grader Del is already off and running with the idea! Later on, Mr. Stick will keep visiting their notebooks pages! Mr. Stick resources are free at my website: corbettharrison.c...

    7th grader Mason was my first "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook winner for 2014. He assures me there will be a part two to this true story he is writing about. My Mr. Stick resources are online: corbettharrison.c...

    7th grader Rylee-freshly back from October break--submitted this Disneyland-inspired Mr. Stick page for her notebook! Check out all my Mr. Stick resources online at: corbettharrison.c...

    The best handout ever if you're teaching kids to use Mr. Stick to make their writer's notebooks wonderful! Here is the link from my website: corbettharrison.c... Be sure to read the instructions about which faces you might not include when you run the handout off for your students. Mr Stick resources: corbettharrison.c...

    8th grader Andrea won this school year's first "Mr. Stick of the Week" Notebook Award for this entry she made over her summer break.

    8th Grader Chris L. won my 2012 "Mr. Stick of the Year" Writer's Notebook Page Contest!

    6th grader--Alden--impressed me by taking home and decorating this ten-minute sample of sacred writing to earn a Mr. Stick of the Week award for extra credit. Learn about Mr. Stick here: corbettharrison.c...

    My man, Lucas, one of my energetic new 6th graders, decided to take home and decorate this list of four things he might choose to become someday, and I decided it was worth a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award. Keep on writing, Lucas! Mr Stick resources: corbettharrison.c...

    Why not start the beginning of your year with the building blocks of writing? Make sentences fun and understandable for your students! Includes essential questions, list of vocabulary, suggested lesson guide and alignment of standards, 17 page student booklet, assessment, and activities! Your kids will love the sentence chef! $

    7th grader--Hannah's--action-packed depiction of Hercules' 12th labor earned her a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award!

    7th Grader Andrea D. won 3rd place in June 2012's "Mr. Stick of the Year" Writer's Notebook Page Contest

    This is a really neat idea.

    6th grader--Rebekkah--attempted to "bust" the Anastasia myth with this "recipe metaphor," and it earned her a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award. Nice job, Rebekkah!

    Jim Burke's thesis generator...

    Inference activity...good for those who finish early