Sunday, October 6, 2013

Here is the most recent monthly lesson plan from the Harrisons. Enjoy:)

A whirlwind of a day here in Northern Nevada.  Grading period already ends Tuesday for us, so I
spent most of my day grading late/missing work.  I apologize if there is a typo or two on the new "Lesson of the Month" I have been working on all day when I had a spare moment, and I am now BRAVELY posting; I will re-read the whole thing Saturday and fix any typos.
  • Lesson of the Month..."How Big is Your Brave?" Storyboards:  My kids sure liked this one, and they sure can sing Sara Barellis' song when/if I put it on during sacred writing time.  I have been challenged by them to learn the "Brave" dance from her video and perform it on the blacktop after school while I am doing after school duty.  I may take my kids up on this, if some of them dance with me.  My hallway shines with storyboards inspired by this song and my students' first attempts to make use of thoughtful vocabulary in their writing.  Click here to access this month's featured lesson:
  • Writer's Notebook Prompt of the Month..."Recipe Metaphors":  Right from our October Bingo Cards comes this great idea for a lesson that pushes metaphorical thinking and interesting use of vocabulary.  I am actually starting this lesson tomorrow with my sixth graders, who will be writing a recipe metaphor based on research they're doing on the mystery of Princess Anastasia, which will help introduce my unit on George Orwell's Animal Farm.  Click here to access this lesson:
I hope everyone has a great October with inspiring writing from your students.
--Corbett & Dena Harrison (
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