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Boys and superheroes--it's an easy way to get them doing sacred writing, and if you use Mr. Stick, a lot of them will start creating notebook pages they're really proud of.  Check out my Mr. Stick resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Keeping a Writer's Notebook CAN be cool! I had a "Superhero" theme emerge this week among my seventh grade boys who were vying for my coveted "Mr. Stick of the Week" award. Here's Josh's notebook page.

We have just finished our first week in our new writing unit - writing about books. The goal of this unit is to inform the reader abo...

We have just finished our first week in our new writing unit - writing about books. The goal of this unit is to inform the reader abo.

Setting up a cover page for our new "Vocabulary Collection" section in our interactive notebooks.  I hope I can push my students to metaphorical thinking with this one!  Here's a direct link to this lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Boy-Who-Loved-Words.htm

Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model! I think that kids generally like words, the weirder the better. This website has great ideas for ways that students can keep their collection of words.

Always Write: Crazy Place for a News Reporter...a writer's notebook extra credit challenge.

Writers notebook ideas NEWS REPORT NOTEBOOK PAGE: A fun idea for a writing across the curriculum Notebook Page: News reporters begin the breaking news story with something like, "We interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you an important message.

Tasting an Oxymoron    mixing two unusual flavors in a writer's notebook to inspire a future descriptive piece

Tasting an Oxymoron mixing two unusual flavors in a writer's notebook to inspire a future descriptive piece

Students list abstract nouns which they will use later to generate concrete images.  An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett

Might be good for social skills lesson with my alternative school kids. Students list abstract nouns which they will use later to generate concrete images. An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett

Ideas for notebooking - and I LOVE the idea of calling it "notebooking" rather than writing journal - much less daunting a task. {photo only}

Stuff to catch in your writer's notebook - vocabulary words, writing definitions, dead word replacements, spelling list, etc. cute idea to give them a writing bingo of topics to choose from in their notebook

Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model!

Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model! Combining Vocabulary with Poetry, Mimi-Lessons for Writing, Etymology, and Grammar Skills. WOW--what more could an overworked homeschooling mom ask for?

Alpha-Genres!  A perfect writer's notebook lesson to begin the year with...sets them up for lots of writing topics.

Great writing site with wonderful writer's notebook ideas. Alpha genres for beginning of the year. Use to find ideas in later writing workshops.

Writer's Notebook -- Examples of entries by the teacher    Always Write: I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you?

Writer's Notebook -- Examples of entries by the teacher Always Write: I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students.

Always Write: An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett

Always Write: An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson based on the Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

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