Saturday, March 5, 2011

Latest letter from Writing Fix! Accept the challenge and publish a student from our state!

Happy March, all!

March's featured writing activities:  The lesson of the month and the prompt of the month can both be directly accessed from this link:  http://www.unr.edu/educ/nnwp/Mini_Lesson_of_the_Month_Club.html#month
  • This month's featured lesson is a writing-about-vocabulary lesson that is partially inspired by Debra Frazier's Miss Alaineus and Barry Lane's 51 Wacky We-Search Reports.  Be sure to check out the student samples page; they'll inspire you to want to try this lesson!
  • The prompt of the month is inspired by the writing process and the picture books of the great illustrator/author David Wiesner.  If your students have been keeping writer's notebooks, this is a perfect prompt to get them excited about adding a page to it.

Other WritingFix News of Note:  We posted over four dozen new students at various lessons at WritingFix in the last month.  This very well could be the last year we're able to send teachers a free NNWP Resource for helping us publish their students' work that is inspired by WritingFix lessons.  If you're using any WF lessons, and want to share final drafts from your students, look for the publishing links at each lesson that take you to our posting ning.  At present, we have student writers from 33 of our 50 United States featured at WritingFix, which is pretty great.  By the end of the school year, I'd personally love to have it up to 40 states.  If you see your state's name on the following list, please become the first teacher from your state to publish a student:
  • Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming.
For information on how we safely publish and celebrate student writers from classrooms all over the country, visit our Student Publishing Information Page!

Have a great month, everybody.

--Corbett

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