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7th grader--Kevin G--went out of his way to be creative and thorough when writing his five required Important Book-inspired passages for his notebook.  Here is a link to the lesson that inspired this student sample: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/important-passages.htm

7th grader--Kevin G--went out of his way to be creative and thorough when writing his five required Important Book-inspired passages for his notebook. Here is a link to the lesson that inspired this student sample: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/important-passages.htm

8th grader, Claire, inspired by my fake notebook election, has decided to create a notebook campaign between chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

grader, Claire, inspired by my fake notebook election, has decided to create a notebook campaign between chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

8th grader Alejandra is a definite artist!  She captured her memories of 8th grade and some of her 8th grade friends with this beautiful two-page spread in her writer's notebook.  I would sell all of my fingers to be able to draw like Alejandra...oh, wait...that wouldn't work out well, would it?

8th grader Alejandra is a definite artist! She captured her memories of 8th grade and some of her 8th grade friends with this beautiful two-page spread in her writer's notebook. I would sell all of my fingers to be able to draw like Alejandra...oh, wait...that wouldn't work out well, would it?

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

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

6th grader Meredith took me up on my extra credit challenge of writing imaginary letters of complaint to artistic neighbors she might live next to.  Here are her letters to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.  Here is the online write-up for this notebook lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/Pigasso-Mootisse.htm

6th grader Meredith took me up on my extra credit challenge of writing imaginary letters of complaint to artistic neighbors she might live next to. Here are her letters to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. Here is the online write-up for this notebook lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/Pigasso-Mootisse.htm

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

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

A great word game or language challenge can make a great writer's notebook challenge for your students.  I challenged my writers to create a page that celebrated four "Tom Swift puns," and here is 8th grader Matt's page. Explore this idea more at my website here: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/Tom-Swift.htm

A great word game or language challenge can make a great writer's notebook challenge for your students. I challenged my writers to create a page that celebrated four "Tom Swift puns," and here is 8th grader Matt's page. Explore this idea more at my website here: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/Tom-Swift.htm

BTS Writing Program. Boost Test Scores with this year-long program! Rockin Resources is well known for writing products. Pam has used numerous writing programs over her 26 years of teaching, but always had to supplement it with other materials. This led her to create an all-inclusive step-by-step writing program to use with her class. Her students' state scores proved it was effective when 98% of her class scored exemplary in writing! TPT Resource

BTS Writing Program will increase your writing scores! You can use it with interactive notebooks or just use the lessons and practice sheets to teach each skill! No prep- everything included! Perfect for teachers new to teaching writing!

6th grader Alisa went "decoration happy" with this rough draft of a rather dark story she's been working on!  I love that they want their notebooks to be visual like this.  It fascinates me when they decorate a rough draft (complete with its spelling errors) with such elaborate detail. My joke with Alisa: "If you put as much effort into checking your spelling as you do with creating those amazing title letters, you'd have a perfect piece of writing!"

6th grader Alisa went "decoration happy" with this rough draft of a rather dark story she's been working on! I love that they want their notebooks to be visual like this. It fascinates me when they decorate a rough draft (complete with its spelling errors) with such elaborate detail. My joke with Alisa: "If you put as much effort into checking your spelling as you do with creating those amazing title letters, you'd have a perfect piece of writing!"

Authors Purpose

Author's Purpose Anchor chart for students and teacher to complete together with examples and what to look for while reading.

Weird Comics!  8th grader Gwen decided she needed an original and weird comic strip right in the middle of her writer's notebook.  Mr. Stick was cast to help!  Check out my online notebook resource page: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html  Check out my online Mr. Stick resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Weird Comics! 8th grader Gwen decided she needed an original and weird comic strip right in the middle of her writer's notebook. Mr. Stick was cast to help! Check out my online notebook resource page: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html Check out my online Mr. Stick resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Tribute to a Favorite Character!  My top readers like the challenge of making a character tribute page in their notebooks.  Here 7th grader Bree took ten minutes to pay tribute to her favorite tribute--Katniss from "The Hunger Games."  Check out my writer's notebook resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

Tribute to a Favorite Character! My top readers like the challenge of making a character tribute page in their notebooks. Here 7th grader Bree took ten minutes to pay tribute to her favorite tribute--Katniss from "The Hunger Games." Check out my writer's notebook resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

Start your writer's notebook routine strong by allowing reckless creativity, like a Serendipitous Superhero challenge: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/SuperheroABCs.htm  This is a sample from 6th grader Ryan.

Start your writer's notebook routine strong by allowing reckless creativity…

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