Writers notebook ideas NEWS REPORT NOTEBOOK PAGE: A fun idea for a writing across the curriculum Notebook Page: News reporters begin the breaking news story with something like, "We interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you an important message.
During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options. They can now create an App (for their phones or iPads) that is named after their vocabulary word, they have to describe what the app does, and they have to write fake user reviews. Brilliant! Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."
Here are all seven panels that Ethan designed for his interactive "TV page" in his writer's notebook. Ultimately, he provided a world news channel, a nature channel, a commercial, a late-night comedy special, a commercial, a sports channel, a horror movie, and a scene from the "Stick Idol" talent competition. Want to see the images and be able to zoom in? Use this link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612669432992/
Anna--one of my 7th graders--takes home one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" writer's notebook awards for this two-page spread that honors the "Stick of the Century!" I love the acceptance speech and Stick Taylor L.'s abs, Anna, and I will miss your creativity next year. My Mr. Stick resources, which inspire great notebook pages like this one, can be found online at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html