Always Write

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This is the product we sell that people know us best for; if you believe in our "Sacred Writing Time" philosophy, you'll understand why this product is a must-have. Imagine a product that non-verbally prepares your students to begin their writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activboard Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$18.00
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By Always Write
If you're looking for ways to prompt your children to write more at home or school, these Bingo cards were designed to serve as monthly challenges, but they could certainly be adjusted so that students have to earn a BINGO each week instead of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$13.50
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. Want to preview three of the eleven vocabulary lessons we sell here? Visit this product's PREVIEW PAGEto try the lessons out before committing to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activboard Activities, Rubrics, Minilessons
$19.99
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By Always Write
Most book report formats are so BORING!!! This interactive menu provides 25 options for students to report out on a chapter or two or three they have read. Both creative and logical tasks to choose from! Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activboard Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$15.00
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources.Over three summers, my wife and I set about to create materials to support our Writer's Notebook routine that feeds into our Writer's Workshop routine.Our ten
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Printables
$39.99
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By Always Write
In my classroom, these food-themed, writing-choice menus are handed out once a month, so students can slowly make a "meal." Students at home could tackle these menus as a one-per-week writing challenge. They're editable, so you can adjust the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Handouts, Classroom Forms
$14.00
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. We also have a page dedicated to the philosophy behind this product: MONDAY PUN-DAY Resource Page. About this product: If you love language, which I do,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activboard Activities, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
$9.99
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. Over the summer of 2015, I put the finishing touches on this product, which is complementary to the "Vocabulary Collecting" routine my students participate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Printables
$16.99
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. Dena and I are developing a new set of posters that are modeled after those "Roommate wanted" or "For Sale" posters where you rip one of the dangling phone
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
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By Always Write
June 12, 2020 -- There are currently 574 prompts available with this resource. Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. Writing prompts can be a mixed blessing in a classroom of writers. For
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks, Handouts
$9.25
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By Always Write
This is a FREE PREVIEW sample from our 10 months' worth of Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards we have sold since 2011 here at TPT. With this preview, you receive both our August and the September Bingo Cards, but not October through May. Each bingo
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Always Write
Like this free resource? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for dozens more free lessons and writing resources. Just about every writing lesson I use is connected somehow to a favorite mentor text (or "touchstone text"). Published mentor texts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Whole Courses, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Always Write
This is a free preview of one of eight menus we designed to complement our classroom writer's notebook and writer's workshop routines. If your students find use with this sample from the set--The Italian Menu of Writing Ideas--then we invite you to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Handouts, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2...
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By Always Write
This is a free month's worth of slides from our complete set of 366 SACRED WRITING TIME POWERPOINT SLIDES . If you missed your opportunity to try these slides out with your students in August/September, we also feature a month's worth of slides for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Always Write
In 2007, a group of Nevada teachers sat down with my wonderful wife (Dena) and created this trait-inspired metaphor and poster set. Here is that set of posters/charts that we happily share with you--straight from our classrooms to yours. We hope
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Always Write
Mr. Stick is one of the most popular "students" in my classroom. As we aim to add visual appeal to our writer's notebooks and journals, Mr. Stick steps forward and allows that to happen. Sometimes the smallest of ideas have the biggest impact.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Visual Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Always Write
This ten-page packet is intended to guide/accompany instruction if you teach our "Worst School Picture Day" assignment at the ALWAYS WRITE website.The lesson can be found at this link.This is the packet a teacher can use to prepare presenting this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Handouts, Assessment
FREE
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By Always Write
In addition to this product, we sponsor a free-to-use website that's full of lessons and resources for writing teachers of all ages. Visit ALWAYS WRITE for hundreds of free ideas for a Language Arts classroom. This resource is mentioned directly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Minilessons, Printables
$1.25
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By Always Write
Tired of assessing dull reading summaries from students? We were, and that why we created this product over the summer of 2013. This is a sampler which gives you access to three out of twenty-five activities found on our Reading Notebook Bingo
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activboard Activities, Rubrics, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Always Write
This is a free preview that contains three of the ELEVEN VOCABULARY & WRITING LESSONS we sell here at TPT. One of our regular classroom routines involves having students "collect" four words at a time from what they're reading and "publish"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Rubrics, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a 30-year retired teacher as of August 2019! I taught reading and writing, speech and debate, journalism and technology, and I became Director of our local chapter of the National Writing Project for 7 years during my time in the classroom. I loved my time with the students.

In retirement, I am consulting with schools and districts, teaching online graduate-level classes for my Alma Mater, writing a book, and giving the ALWAYS WRITE and WRITINGFIX some much needed make-overs.

During my 30 years as a teacher, a teacher-trainer and an adjunct professor, I developed and taught dozens and dozens of professional workshops, and I helped schools create achievable long-term professional development goals for not only writing instruction but also for differentiated instruction, formative and summative assessment, Marzano, Tomlinson, Silver and Strong's strategies, as well as Understanding by Design.

I am currently available for conducting 1- or 2-day workshops at your school site or district. My professional development offerings currently focus on strategies for writing, reading, and vocabulary skills--especially at schools where "Writing Across the Curriculum" is seen as a valuable requirement of students to ensure they've truly learned and are able to explain ideas in their own words If you're interested in bringing me to your school, district, or state, contact me through email: corbett@corbettharrison.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

No worksheets! No low-level memorization of vocabulary lists! No lectures! Not sit-and-get or spray-and-pray dissemination of content! I simply cannot teach things at the bottom two levels of Bloom's taxonomy anymore without feeling horribly guilty inside. In the "depth versus coverage" educational world, I am all about the depth. We all must be.

In my classroom of 30 years, we "workshopped" everything we learned, including the boring things, like grammar and paragraphing. Each student learned to serve as a a valuable member of our classroom community, and each student was aware of his/her strengths and knew he/she was expected to give their all in my student-centered classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have won numerous honors over the years from both national and local organizations, but the best rewards I received took the form of my students' thank you cards at the end of each school year, their parents notes to me, and the kind emails from teachers who use my two sites (Always Write and WritingFix) send me. Here's one such note from last week from a teacher named Tiffany: "I am blown away by the phenomenal ideas on your site, your generosity in sharing, and all of the hard work I can see as an experienced teacher." Those words, to me, beats any certificate or plaque I can hang on my wall.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

K-5th grades in Fresno, California.

6th-12th in Reno, Nevada.

I earned both my Bachelors and Master's Degree locally, from the University of Nevada-Reno, where I now work as an adjunct professor when an online class in one my specialty areas runs.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For seven years, I was lead instructor in 700-level graduate courses for teachers at our local university, and those were some of the best summers of my career because of the connections I made with amazing, local teachers. The best ideas for teaching I ever received came from actual teachers, not university lecturers, not textbooks.

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