Here is one of our four winners for 2016's national writer's notebook metaphor contest. This one comes from Shayna in Ms. Rosenthal'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!
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How I Turned Writing-Phobic Students into Writing Machines (or How Ralph Fletcher Rocked My World) - So what exactly is a Writer's Notebook? Ralph Fletcher describes it this way: “A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book where a writer can engage in the fun, o
Invent a Superhero! My 3rd-8th graders love inventing unique superheroes for their writer's notebooks, as 7th grader Kage did here, using "Mr. Stick." I have a page of Mr. Stick resources at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html
Top Ten Lists! If you have enough of an opinion about a topic that you can make a David Letterman-like Top Ten List, then you have a great idea for a writer's notebook page. Here 8th grader Austin made a Top Ten List based on information he'd acquired about me through stories and through his persistent questions. Check out my Writer's Notebook resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html
I'm heading back to school tonight to judge our graders' scientific debates, based on the arguments that have arisen during their reading of "Flowers for Algernon." I have always loved this metaphor from grader Jayson!