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A great, two-page entry from 7th grader Ryan about one of his excursions over the summer. Learn about my writer's notebook expectations for my students here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html#communication

A great, two-page entry from grader Ryan about one of his excursions over…

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

Easy-to-write "I Poem." This pin does not go to this image, but you can see enough from the pin to get the idea.

Writers notebook entries - I am a . Good first of the year activity. Maybe do again at the end of the year and look at the differences

Journal Prompt: Write about your nickname Also :(different site but no photo to pin, moral journal promts)

Journal Prompt: Write about your nickname Also :(different site but no photo to pin, moral journal promts) Writing Prompts -

Anchor Charts - Cause and Effect

'How does the weather affect.' Cause and effect of weather. Here's a collaborative water cycle poster making activity and a weather cause and effect printable.

Check out this idea for planting seeds in a Writers' Notebook! It's a fun way to use a mentor text to realize that there are a lot of writing ideas that happen throughout a regular day.

Prior Pinner said: "Check out this idea for planting seeds in a Writers' Notebook! It's a fun way to use a mentor text to realize that there are a lot of writing ideas that happen throughout a regular day.

Show ..Don't tell. Writing Workshop

Show ..Don't tell. Writing Workshop

My 8th grader--M.H.--one was of our nine kids who won at the state level of National History Day, and she competed in Washington, D.C.  I told all those kids I expected amazing summer notebooks of D.C.  This student didn't disappoint.  Read about my writer's notebook program here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Summer-Expectations.htm

My 8th grader--M.H.--one was of our nine kids who won at the state level of National History Day, and she competed in Washington, D.C. I told all those kids I expected amazing summer notebooks of D.C. This student didn't disappoint. Read about my writer's notebook program here: http://corbettharrison.com/Summer-Expectations.htm

Show Don't Tell Writing Anchor Chart {image only}

Show Don't Tell Writing Anchor Chart {image only}

Similes and Metaphors Video Lesson - Almost a Third Grader

A silly video created by an elementary schools that describes metaphors and similes with visuals.

8th grader Jack returned to me after the summer of 2012 with these great entries about his trip to Las Vegas to visit family and have fun.  Learn about our summer writing expectations here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Summer-Expectations.htm

8th grader Jack returned to me after the summer of 2012 with these great entries about his trip to Las Vegas to visit family and have fun. Learn about our summer writing expectations here: http://corbettharrison.com/Summer-Expectations.htm

How to write a persuasive essay. Simple enough to follow but still leaves room for creativity

Persuasive Writing - love this written, as it applies to modern and traditional! (Could make adjustments to use this for opinion/argument writing ie. state a claim, not convince)

Building a paragraph is like building a strong house you can't knock down!  I LOVE IT! All of the parts matter and it's aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation.  I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.

Building a Paragraph

aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.

Great anchor chart for teaching students to write topic sentences. Thanks Teaching with a Mountain View!

Topic Sentences

How do you start a topic sentence for an essay Now that you know a little about the basics of writing good topic sentences (and how you can start. With this topic sentence, you, essay writing course, or you.

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