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
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…
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.
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
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
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