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.
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.
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.
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
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! Combining Vocabulary with Poetry, Mimi-Lessons for Writing, Etymology, and Grammar Skills. WOW--what more could an overworked homeschooling mom ask for?