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I'm awarding a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award" to 6th grader Susy, who is tired of watching 8th graders kiss in the hallways at our middle school. Check out my online writer's notebook resources here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

I'm awarding a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award" to 6th grader Susy, who is tired of watching 8th graders kiss in the hallways at our middle school. Check out my online writer's notebook resources here: 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

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

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 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

Easy-to-write "I Poem." This pin does not go to this image, but you can see enough from the pin to get the idea.

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

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

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

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

Last week, 6th grader Patrick won with his fictional sports story about his friend, fellow sixth grader Max.  Max now returns the favor to Patrick with this tribute to him playing sports.  Click here to see Patrick's story about Max: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612667922670/

Last week, 6th grader Patrick won with his fictional sports story about his friend, fellow sixth grader Max. Max now returns the favor to Patrick with this tribute to him playing sports. Click here to see Patrick's story about Max: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612667922670/

7th grader Mason was my first "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook winner for 2014.  He assures me there will be a part two to this true story he is writing about.  My Mr. Stick resources are online: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

7th grader Mason was my first "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook winner for 2014. He assures me there will be a part two to this true story he is writing about. My Mr. Stick resources are online: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

My man, Lucas, one of my energetic new 6th graders, decided to take home and decorate this list of four things he might choose to become someday, and I decided it was worth a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award.  Keep on writing, Lucas!  Mr Stick resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

My man, Lucas, one of my energetic new 6th graders, decided to take home and decorate this list of four things he might choose to become someday, and I decided it was worth a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award. Keep on writing, Lucas! Mr Stick resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

6th grader Donovan won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for taking his writer's notebook story home and adding an illustration.  He will enjoy looking back at this page all year long.  Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

6th grader Donovan won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for taking his writer's notebook story home and adding an illustration. He will enjoy looking back at this page all year long. Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Speaking and Listening Rubric and coordinating reflection sheet for students or teacher documentation ~ supports CCSS in the Speaking and Listening domain!  $

Speaking and Listening

Speaking and Listening Rubric and coordinating reflection sheet for students or teacher documentation ~ supports CCSS in the Speaking and Listening domain!

7th grader Kage won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for his five Important Book-inspired passages.  Here is the lesson that inspired Kage: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/important-passages.htm

7th grader Kage won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for his five Important Book-inspired passages. Here is the lesson that inspired Kage: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/important-passages.htm

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