My students REALLY liked the "Fake Field Trip" writing activity, which allows them to explore a setting from their book in a unique way. This is just one of 25 writing tasks available to students using our "Reader's Notebook Bingo" cards. Click on the yellow slide to learn more about ordering these slides. Use this link to see a student sample of this writing task: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668853223/
Found this Democracy metaphor written by a past student today! Wonje, my writer's notebook keeper, was a 7th grader back then; next year, she'll be old enough to actually vote. Happy November 4, everyone! Be sure to check out this month's "Lesson of the Month," which celebrates metaphors: http://www.corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Four-Metaphor-Poems.htm
Here is one of our four winners for 2016's national writer's notebook metaphor contest. This one comes from Emilia in Ms. Gruenhagen's class. "Repin" or "Like" this pin by October 31, 2016. The student with the most likes and re-pins will earn a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
My seventh grade boys challenged the seventh grade girls to a "Most Clever Hand Metaphor" contest of sorts. These four boys made great use of their hands. Lesson link: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Presenting-Me-Limited-Version.htm
Always Write: I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students.
Here is one of our four winners for 2016's national writer's notebook metaphor contest. This one comes from Ali in Ms. Stein's class. "Repin" or "Like" this pin by October 31, 2016. The student with the most likes and re-pins will earn a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
7th grader Lisette uses "The Important Book" to explore character and theme analysis in Steinbeck's books. Check out my lesson that inspired this writer's notebook page: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Important-Book.htm#1