Our Writing Lesson of the Month: Epistolary Narratives & Writer's Notebook Summaries I used this lesson in two similar-but-different ways with two of my grade levels last month, and I ended up with two different sets of student samples. My kids really liked creating documents that tell a story (which is what "epistolary" means). I was just talking to a friend who thinks this would make a fun way to tell a holiday story in honor of the festivities coming up in the next 6 or 7 weeks. Direct link to lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Reuben-Bright.htm
Our Writer's Notebook Prompt of the Month: Start & Stop Poems This is the third November in a row that we are doing a weekly "Start & Stop Poem" for practice with writing details. This lesson idea comes right from the center-square of our "Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards," which make a great Christmas present for that teacher who is too hard to find gifts for! :-) Direct link to this notebook prompt: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/Start-and-Stop-Poems.htm
In the spirit of my old WritingFix website, I am incorporating more opportunities to publish your students online if you are using any of the lessons/prompts from our website. If you are using our vocabulary lessons, for example, you can now post your students' own vocabulary words at this posting page at the Ning!
Have a great November & Thanksgiving Holiday. Look for a new lesson of the month early this December!
--Corbett & Dena Harrison
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