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Cyrus wrote a narrative, inspired by the video game we both played during the 2013 school year: Bioshock: Infinite.  I love that his story became Biostick.  I'll will miss this 8th grader's sense of humor.

Cyrus wrote a narrative, inspired by the video game we both played during the 2013 school year: Bioshock: Infinite. I love that his story became Biostick.

Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!

Writers Workshop / Writer's Workshop "Deli-Style" - Classroom Management

Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the & and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!

Writing Anchor Charts or Posters loaded with teaching tools and ideas for sentence writing, paragraph writing, essay writing, Narrative writing, Opinion writing, Informative writing.

Writing Anchor Charts - Student Notebook Posters- Large Anchor Charts- Editable

I lost a cap in the Spring of 2013, and the gap in my smile earned me two new names: Hillybilly Harrison and Cousin Biscuit.  I'll have an implant by the end of the year, but a lot of kids wrote about Mr. Harrison as a Hillbilly.  This entry from Cyrus was one of my favorites.

I lost a cap in the Spring of 2013, and the gap in my smile earned me two new names: Hillybilly Harrison and Cousin Biscuit. I'll have an implant by the end of the year, but a lot of kids wrote about Mr. Harrison as a Hillbilly. This entry from Cyrus was one of my favorites.

10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading and lots of other strategies for secondary

Here are three of my favorite tips from 10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading: Require proof that the paper has been edited/revised. Set a timer so that you don't spend too much time on each paper. Create a key for common errors to cut down on the

Not a lot of writing with this Mr. Stick, but it captures a great memory and is clever with its use of pencils.  When my kids groan because I tell them we are starting a new essay, I always do say, "Your groans only make me stronger," which is followed by my best evil laugh: Mwoo-ha-ha-ha!

Not a lot of writing with this Mr. Stick, but it captures a great memory and is clever with its use of pencils. When my kids groan because I tell them we are starting a new essay, I always do say, "Your groans only make me stronger," which is followed by my best evil laugh: Mwoo-ha-ha-ha!

Strategies for Writing a Story Beginning ~ Free lesson activities for teaching students to write a hook for their narratives.

Teaching Students to Write a Narrative ~ The Hook

This set of materials contains teaching materials for upper elementary students. Five methods for writing a narrative hook are included.

A 'Twist' on Personal Narrative Writing

A 'Twist' on Personal Narrative Writing

Memory Twists Writing Center" - Students begin writing a personal narrative and then "twist" the memory into fiction!

I make a conferring schedule, with each kid having a day that they know I will confer with them. That makes it more manageable for me to get to everyone.

pinner says: TONS of Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop info from Flamingo Fabulous. I like the conferring schedule.

6th grader--Morgan's--memories of the school year with me.  This was an entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook challenge: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/MrStickoftheYear.htm

6th grader--Morgan's--memories of the school year with me. This was an entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook challenge: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/MrStickoftheYear.htm

Brooke did a beautiful job of creating this two-page spread of writing advice, using Mr. Stick in an innovative way.

This idea is a keeper. I would love to try this with my grade four kids.

Transition Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Better Essays:

Transition Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Better Essays

"Cheat sheets" always helped me in school. Being a visual learner, they were a quick and easy way to memorize a lot of information in a short amount of tim

Adrienne "Mr. Sticks" her memories of the school year in May.

Adrienne "Mr. Sticks" her memories of the school year in May.

Alejandra always blows my mind with her page layouts that feature Mr. Stick. Here she recalls school memories at the end of the year.

Alejandra always blows my mind with her page layouts that feature Mr. Here she recalls school memories at the end of the year.

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