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
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.
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
Always Write: Alpha-Genres and Topics.a writer's notebook lesson I like the idea of using the letters of the alphabet to brainstorm, list and illus. in each square topics you, as the student, could write about during writers workshop.