So here goes nothin'...
I'm a huge fan of the program WritingFix. As I have said before, this is my first year REALLY teaching writing, and I have gotten a lot of ideas from this site. Of course I have taught it every year, but never well, and never as a top priority. (I know...shame on me) This site has a ton of writing lessons! If you don't know about it already, you need to know about Mr. Stick. Mr. Stick has changed my life as a writing teacher. I have always had a hard time getting my kids to love "writing" but getting them to love Mr. Stick....no problem! Corbett Harrison is the man. Go over to Writing Fix and read about Mr. Stick in detail. I have, of course, tweaked it to work for my kids, and they love it. My artists love drawing the backgrounds to scenes; my non-artists love that all that have to do is draw a stick figure. We do the lessons in our notebooks, and then I often have them recopy them for the hallway. Here are a couple of examples of our verb tenses Mr. Stick:
|Sealed with a kiss!|
|This one cracks me up the most because this seems to be about me and my husband!!|
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