Monday, October 29, 2012

More from the Webmaster!! - Corbett Harrison- Enjoy:}

  1. There's a sneak-peek of what November's Writing Lesson looks like in "published form."  I had my aide hang up some of my kiddos' work in the hallway for that lesson this week.  This lesson is based on a great music video that really engages the kids, and there's a link to that video at the blog post.  Check it out, if you're interested.  Here's a direct link to that blog post:  http://writinglesson.ning.com/profiles/blogs/november-s-writing-lesson-of-the-month-is-coming-soon
  2. Dena and I sent out updated "Sacred Writing Time" Powerpoint slides this weekend to all who purchased a subscription between August 17 and now.  We had a few subscribers' e-mails "bounce back" for some reason, and I want to make sure everyone has their November and December slides ready to use!  If you ordered the slides, and didn't receive the update this weekend, please let us know ASAP.  Here is a direct link to that blog post:  http://writinglesson.ning.com/profiles/blogs/updated-sacred-writing-slides-have-been-e-mailed

Sunday, October 21, 2012

For those of you still interested in following the Writing Fix Network, here is a temporary link to Corbett Harrison's classroom. He was the webmast of the Writing Fix page. Enjoy:}

Crazy, crazy first day of the month.  All good...but crazy!  Sorry for the late posting, but here is the link to October's "Lesson of the Month" and "Writer's Notebook" prompt of the month: http://corbettharrison.com/LotMArchive.html#month
We just updated our server to be able to accommodate more simultaneous on-line users, but I don't think the new settings have taken effect yet.  If you click on the link and see "Service Unavailable," please wait 15-30 seconds and try again.
I'm really happy with the results I am seeing with this month's lesson--based on Jack Gantos' Dead End in Norvelt--and I hope you see similar excitement and energy from your students. 
Have a great October, everyone.
--Corbett Harrison (http://corbettharrison.com)
Visit Writing Lesson of the Month Network at: http://writinglesson.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Email this Story Free Webinar: Narrative Writing and the Common Core - Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief - a great resource!!

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Free Webinar: Narrative Writing and the Common Core
This hour-long webinar from Zaner-Bloser will delve into how the Common Core is impacting narrative writing instruction and provide you with actionable strategies you can take back to the classroom to prepare students to excel with the new standards and next-generation assessments. This free webinar is October 30, 3:00–4:00 PM EDT. Register today.