In 1998, I spent a month in Washington, D.C., doing an internship for C-SPAN.  It was amazing. They asked me to "journal" my experience, and it became the first journal I'd ever kept that I was proud to show students. Here's the whole story: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html#journal

Always Write: I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Another good site with a lot of good info/ideas and a place to buy materials.

Speech Room News: Angry Birds Invade the Speech Room

Angry Birds Invade the Speech Room Part of engaging the little guys we work with everyday, is finding things they are interested in. Most of my students love to play angry birds, so we had angry birds week in The Speech Room!

A brilliant plenary idea stolen from twitter!

Blog Swap and Hop

This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)

poster idea for mini topic notebooks

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

Mr. Kaufman's Grade 6/7 BLOG: November 2013

100 things that I Love. Great idea for students to put in their Writer's Notebook and use to help them find ideas for writing. Wonderful Art Journal idea, too!

GREAT article by author Ralph Fletcher about how older kids can find topics and revise their writing.  Check this out if you're teaching writers in 3rd grade and up!

"A writer's notebook : unlocking the writer within you" - Discusses the various kinds of things to keep in a writer's notebook--seed ideas, mind pictures, lists, memories, samples of other writers' work--and why.

Language Arts interactive notebook ideas.  Middle school but could be adapted for lower grades. This is amazing!!

Not written by FunSpree: Language Arts interactive notebook ideas. Middle school but could be adapted for lower grades. This is amazing!

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TONS of ideas for writers' notebook!

Another teacher wrote: Always Write: An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett. One of the most amazing writing sites I've ever seen and explored! If I ever teach middle school or high school English again - this site will be a best friend!

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