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, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas, Activboard Activities
$18.00
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By Always Write
March 17, 2020 -- Important Notice: This product's price has been reduced by half until April 30, 2020. If you're looking for ways to prompt your children to write at home, these Bingo cards were designed to serve as monthly challenges, but they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$6.50
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Activboard Activities, Rubrics
$19.99
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$39.99
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By Always Write
March 17, 2020 -- Important Notice: This product's price has been reduced by half until April 30, 2020. Most book report formats are BORING!!! These provide 25 options for students to report out on a chapter or two or three they have read.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas, Activboard Activities
$7.50
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By Always Write
March 17, 2020 -- Important Notice: This product's price has been reduced by half until April 30, 2020. In my classroom, these menus are given out once a month, so students can slowly make a "meal." Students at home could tackle these menus as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, GATE
$7.00
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Activboard Activities
$9.99
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By Always Write
March 17, 2020 -- Important Notice: This product's price has been reduced by half until April 30, 2020. If you're looking for ways to prompt your children to write at home, these thirty pages may just provide enough topics so that students can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
$4.75
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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, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$16.99
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. Since 2009, I have provided this two-day workshop on improving writing instruction in over a dozen states and to over 50 schools and school districts. When
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Workbooks, Research, Professional Development
$17.50
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. I am so very proud to be offering these materials, created and revised most recently over the summer of 2015. These materials are a synthesis of the work
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Professional Documents, Professional Development
$16.50
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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
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. If you're interested in buying all three of my workshops and receiving a $7.51 discount off the "buy them separately" price, this is the page you want to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Teacher Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations, Professional Development
$36.99
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By Always Write
Like this product? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for free lessons and writing resources. Whether your state is using the Common Core Standards or not, you should know there exists a section in Common Core devoted to writing across the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Mini-Course, Professional Development
$10.50
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$1.25
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By Always Write
These grouping cards were sadly "lost" in 2015 after an unexpected hard-drive crash, but I've recently restored the set using the multiple back-ups I had created over the years. I'm 98.5% confident the set is just as it was before it was "lost;"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Activboard Activities
$32.00
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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, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Whole Courses, Handouts
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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas
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, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
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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, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
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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