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Another Mr. Stick entry (from Morgan, 7th grade) about "Harrison Ninja," which I became a few weeks back when my temporary fake tooth shot out of my mouth and I caught it mid-air without even pausing my lesson.  See my Mr. Stick resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Another Mr. Stick entry (from Morgan, 7th grade) about "Harrison Ninja," which I became a few weeks back when my temporary fake tooth shot out of my mouth and I caught it mid-air without even pausing my lesson. See my Mr. Stick resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

I'm giving a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award" to 7th grader Cheyenne who fought off the pain of her toothache by writing a poem for ten minutes.  Check out my writer's notebook resources online here:  http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

I'm giving a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award" to 7th grader Cheyenne who fought off the pain of her toothache by writing a poem for ten minutes. Check out my writer's notebook resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

I just realized that Jonathon (a reluctant sixth grade writer of mine) moved to Texas over the summer.  Here's an example of a reluctant writer who loved Mr. Stick enough to write about him a lot in his notebook.  My Mr. Stick resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

I just realized that Jonathon (a reluctant sixth grade writer of mine) moved to Texas over the summer. Here's an example of a reluctant writer who loved Mr. Stick enough to write about him a lot in his notebook. My Mr. Stick resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Here is the full-page version of Emily's 'Fear of Spoons' notebook parody.  Sorry about the blood,  but I have 8th graders, and they have morbid senses of humor sometimes; I assure you Emily is a lovely young lady who is going to go far some day!  My writer's notebook philosophy online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

Here is the full-page version of Emily's 'Fear of Spoons' notebook parody. Sorry about the blood, but I have 8th graders, and they have morbid senses of humor sometimes; I assure you Emily is a lovely young lady who is going to go far some day! My writer's notebook philosophy online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

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: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

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: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

7th grader Scott wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook award for this memory for "Tolerance Week" and "No Bullies Week!"  Scott has a pretty impressive writer's notebook for a 7th grader! Check out Mr. Stick online at: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

7th grader Scott wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook award for this memory for "Tolerance Week" and "No Bullies Week!" Scott has a pretty impressive writer's notebook for a 7th grader! Check out Mr. Stick online at: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Journal Prompt: Write about your nickname Also :(different site but no photo to pin, moral journal promts)

Journal Prompt: Write about your nickname Also :(different site but no photo to pin, moral journal promts) Writing Prompts -

7th grader Meghan C. wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for her personal examination of middle school stereo types.  Thanks for the disclaimer in the upper-left corner, Meghan!  Check out my Mr. Stick resources online here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

7th grader Meghan C. wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for her personal examination of middle school stereo types. Thanks for the disclaimer in the upper-left corner, Meghan! Check out my Mr. Stick resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

I appreciated this lovely note from Emily, which launched her new 8th grade notebook.  Emily was one of my best vocabulary collectors in 7th grade, and she remains so as an 8th grader.  Learn about my students' vocabulary collecting expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

I appreciated this lovely note from Emily, which launched her new 8th grade notebook. Emily was one of my best vocabulary collectors in 7th grade, and she remains so as an 8th grader. Learn about my students' vocabulary collecting expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Amika (6th grade) wrote this delightful little character-driven story and won a Mr. Stick of the week award. Check out my Mr. Stick resources at:  http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Amika (6th grade) wrote this delightful little character-driven story and won a Mr. Stick of the week award. Check out my Mr. Stick resources at: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

15 Most Common Errors in Student Writing

This could be a fine handout or poster for reminding all students, but especially ELLs still struggling with English grammar, of the most common writing errors and how to first spot and then correct them.

6th grader Dontae wins a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award with this set of words from "The Eleventh Plague," which I think I recommended for him from the class library.  My vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Dontae wins a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award with this set of words from "The Eleventh Plague," which I think I recommended for him from the class library. My vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Even though you don't need to name your character "Mr. Stick" if you are entering my "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook page contest, a lot of my kids do.  7th grader Henry, for example, has many different adventures for "Mr. Stick" throughout his notebook.  I think this one, involving Mr. Stick and a cat, is a nice example of a story that can be written in two ten-minute sessions of Sacred Writing Time.  Mr. Stick resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Even though you don't need to name your character "Mr. Stick" if you are entering my "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook page contest, a lot of my kids do. 7th grader Henry, for example, has many different adventures for "Mr. Stick" throughout his notebook. I think this one, involving Mr. Stick and a cat, is a nice example of a story that can be written in two ten-minute sessions of Sacred Writing Time. Mr. Stick resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Chaz is this year's first sixth-grade winner of my classroom's "Mr. Stick of the Week" award!  Way to step up your game, Chaz.

Chaz is this year's first sixth-grade winner of my classroom's "Mr. Stick of the Week" award! Way to step up your game, Chaz.

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