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Yajaira's "Zombie Turkey" story totally stole a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award!  These are the pages I know my students will read over and over again as they keep their writer's notebooks in the future.  Checkout Mr.Stick online at: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Yajaira's "Zombie Turkey" story totally stole a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award! These are the pages I know my students will read over and over again as they keep their writer's notebooks in the future. Checkout 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

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 Prompts

What a great thing to add to my journaling and how fun it would be to do with the girls. Smashbook - Even if it got filled out once a month, what a journal it would be - i'd like to do this with my students so they can see how they change in one year

4 "published" vocab words a week, self-selected from independent novels or assigned novels.10 different writing activities to choose from, but 4 different ones must be used each week. That's my vocab routine, and we just started year 5 with it in my classroom. Here's a PPT that explains the expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/documents/VOCAB/!Introduction-to-Vocabulary-Collecting.pptx 8th grader--Bill--who learned my routine two years ago is already off and running with this year's…

4 "published" vocab words a week, self-selected from independent novels or assigned novels.10 different writing activities to choose from, but 4 different ones must be used each week. That's my vocab routine, and we just started year 5 with it in my classroom. Here's a PPT that explains the expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/documents/VOCAB/!Introduction-to-Vocabulary-Collecting.pptx 8th grader--Bill--who learned my routine two years ago is already off and running with this year's…

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Writers notebook entries - I am a . Good first of the year activity. Maybe do again at the end of the year and look at the differences

And Emily won another vocabulary collecting award with this page.  See how I teach my students to collect their own words: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Boy-Who-Loved-Words.htm

And Emily won another vocabulary collecting award with this page. See how I teach my students to collect their own words: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Boy-Who-Loved-Words.htm

My first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 7th grader Tia's piece of vocabulary-based writing. You can freely use my personification lesson with your students: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab The other nine lessons are just as thorough.

My first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 7th grader Tia's piece of vocabulary-based writing. You can freely use my personification lesson with your students: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab The other nine lessons are just as thorough.

Fun, contemporary back-to-school lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!!

All About Me Drawing & Writing - Great New Years 2018 Activity

We could do this with out Frida Kahlo self-portraits--make them "selfies"! Fun, contemporary back-to-school lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board/Door for the Craft-Phobic Teacher - spread the love! This could easily be used at any time of year - you could have students write something they love about their class or school, an act of kindness from another student, etc. by elma

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board/Door for the Craft-Phobic Teacher - spread the love! This could easily be used at any time of year - you could have students write something they love about their class or school, an act of kindness from another student, etc

8th grader Jaysen won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for this uinque tribute (and a little gory) to the play "Oedipus Rex," which we just finished studying.  Emily will enjoy looking back at this page all year long.  Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

My students do a quick study of "Oedipus Rex" because I believe there are great allusions to it in Richard Peck's "The River Between Us." Here is one of my student's summary pages of the play.

Each SWT slide tells the students to "make their pencils dance" for ten minutes.  Here, 7th grader Ashton defies that type of choreography, and yet her pencil indeed danced.  Learn about sacred writing time here: http://corbettharrison.com/SWT.htm

Each SWT slide tells the students to "make their pencils dance" for ten minutes. Here, 7th grader Ashton defies that type of choreography, and yet her pencil indeed danced. Learn about sacred writing time here: http://corbettharrison.com/SWT.htm

Writer's Notebooks: "Artistic Neighbors"

Another amazing writer's notebook page from grad,er Sarah. This one was inspired by the book "When Pigasso Met Mootisse," which is a funny picture book!

Impersonating "Reader's Digest's" regular 'Normal or Nuts?' column becomes one of my students' favorite writer's notebook pages.  Here's my online lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/NormalOrNuts.htm

Impersonating "Reader's Digest's" regular 'Normal or Nuts?' column becomes one of my students' favorite writer's notebook pages. Here's my online lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/NormalOrNuts.htm

Here is a great blog post if you teach grades 3-5 and are looking for how to teach, assess and use informational text in your classrooms!

Informational Text Resources

if you teach grades and are looking for how to teach, assess and use informational text in your classrooms!

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