grader Ryan wins a "Mr. Stick of the Year" writer's notebook award for this…
6th grader Donovan wins one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook awards with this illustrated, on-going story he's been working on. It's written in pencil, so it's a bit hard to read, but you can zoom in if you click on the image! THANKS, Donovan, for keeping such a wonderful, bacon-inspired writer's notebook all year.
Since it didn't really use a stickman (or stick woman), I could only award 8th grader--Mimi--an 'honorable mention' this year for this sequel to her prize-winning Barbie-themed page she made as a sweet and much more innocent 6th grader: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612665854241/ It's fascinating to me how their senses of humor become a bit racier as they mature. I'll miss you next year, Mimi! I truly will.
This one deserves to be zoomed in on, so make sure you click the image and look…
7th grader Ethan's TV show-inspired notebook page has won him a "Mr. Stick of the Year" writer's notebook award. There are actually SEVEN "TV show" panels that can be changed interactively to fit inside the TV screen frame he created, so you can change the channels with this notebook page! Use this link to see all seven panels: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612669433006/
My wonderful 7th grader Mackenzie wins one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" writer's notebook awards with this charming little story about the diabolical thievery of the world's mustaches. THANKS, Mackenzie...your creativity is amazing. Check out my Mr. Stick resources at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html
6th grader Amika writes really dark stories, which I'm fine with as long as they don't cross the line or make me have to send the notebook to the school counselor. Here is an excerpt from a long story she's been working on (it's her rough draft so forgive her spelling). She often leaves space to tape in an illustration, which I admire, and I use this sample to encourage others to do the same.
Wow, when you come across a page like this in a kid's writer's notebook, you…
7th grader Ashley won an honorable mention in my "Stickman of the Year" writer's notebook contest I sponsor every year. To enter, you have to have won one of my "Mr. Stick of the Week" awards I give out weekly to three or four students. When you show students pages like this, many of them realize they could be (and SHOULD be) putting more effort into the ten minutes I give them to "sacred write" every class session. Feel free to show off any/all of the student samples I share at Pinterest.
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.