Welcome. My name is Corbett Harrison, and I have been an educator and a teacher-trainer since 1991. I specialize in teaching writing using differentiated instruction. I also focus on critical thinking techniques, especially during the pre-writing and revision steps of the writing process.

I serve Northern Nevada for nine months of the year (August-May), and during summers and during our two-weeek breaks during the school year, I hire myself out to school districts and professional organizations around the country.

Summer of 2014 is all booked. If you would like to check my availability for the summer of 2015, please contact me at my e-mail address.

 

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       Because writing--when taught right--can be the most enjoyable part of your teaching day, I created this website.

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These are resources from my classroom and my teacher workshops that I sell online to keep three websites on-line and advertising free.

I love the Internet. I love that I can easily send out free lessons from my classroom to any interested teachers once a month from my Writing Lesson of the Month Ning. As good as some of them are, I become bored with my own lessons after three or four uses, so I just keep creating more. If you're not a member of the Ning, and you like writing lessons that are free, you should join today by clicking here.

That said, I have to pay money from my own pocket to keep this website, the Ning, and my wife's classroom website online and advertising free. In 2011, I also took responsibility for keeping WritingFix online and free to use when the Northern Nevada Writing Project (who helped me sponsor it for almost ten years) lost their federal funding a few years back. WritingFix is kind of sitting "in limbo" right now--not being added to or maintained--but the amazing lessons teachers posted to it during the years I was Director of the NNWP will not go away if I have anything to say about it.

And so, even though I have given away hundreds of lessons and ideas over the years, I do have to keep a page here at my site that brings in a little income to affray the costs of the websites I keep online. The materials I offer here are tested and true resources. Each comes with a preview so you know what you're buying. Thanks for considering giving back to my website by purchasing any of these materials.

A Free Writing Lesson Once a Month
Click here to join my Writing Lesson of the Month Ning. A free writing lesson will be mailed to you on the first Monday of every month.

Before purchasing any of the copyrighted materials I offer below, please read the following carefully:
  • I do not send hard copies of any materials through the mail; all purchases below take the form of an electronic download. You will receive an e-mail with a temporary download link for each product you purchase, and you may save the downloaded materials to both home and school computers. You are allowed to may make as many hard copies of the materials for your own classroom.
  • This is not an automated selling system. I still do this all by hand. It may take me 12-36 hours to actually send you the links to the downloads you have purchased. I work with students all day and sit on many committees in the evenings. Please don't e-mail me five minutes after you order and ask, "Where is my stuff?" Thanks in advance for your patience.
  • I work in a PC-heavy district, not a MAC district. My materials are designed to look their best in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. I happily provide PDF versions of all materials too, but my resources generally look/work their best on PC computers.
  • All my materials come with a copyright statement at the bottom of the documents. If running off hard copies for your own students, you have my permission to remove that copyright statement. If sharing any of my materials with fellow teachers or adults, you must leave the page citations intact.
  • Very Important: You may not post electronic versions of these materials to any other server: no websites, weeblies, wikis, blogs, nings, etc. If your students lose their hard copies of materials, you can e-mail an electronic copy to them, but you may not post our resources to any server and provide links for others to access them. Thank you in advance for respecting our intellectual property.

On this Page:

Quick Links: from my Classroom to Yours...
Quick links: from my Teacher Trainings to You...

Easy-to-Use Materials to Inspire Student Readers & Writers
10 cards/10 lessons:
Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards
let notebooks fuel your workshop:
Writer's Workshop Choice Menus
inspire writing and discussions with:
Sacred Writing TIme
Powerpoint Slides
Still keeping that journal going?
504 Writing Prompts
for your Journal
bundle my three most popular notebook materials and save $4.00:
Bundled Workshop Materials


Self-Paced Materials from my Teacher Workshops
all materials from my our two-day workshop:
The Seven Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson
all materials from our two-day workshop:
Critical Thinking Skills and the 6 Traits of Writing
all materials from our four-hour workshop:
Exit Tickets Across the Curriculum
bundle my three above workshops' materials and save $5.00:
Bundled Workshop Materials

Each summer, Dena and I spend several weeks packaging new ideas we have been working on with our own students. These products have been tested and tried with our own students and revised with care to accommodate a variety of other students out there. We are proud of the quality of the materials we offer, and we sell them hoping you'll find to uniquely use these good ideas

Classroom Materials for Writer's and Reader's Workshops...

Our Best Sellers! For Writer's Notebooks and Writer's Workshops

10 Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards, 10-Guided Notebook Lessons
created by Corbett and Dena Harrison, Teachers and Trainers
Price $11.50

Preview August's Bingo Card
here.
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Preview September's Bingo Card
here.
(lesson activated--check it out!)
Ordering the entire set gives you access to all ten cards (August-May) as well as a link to a special on-line monthly notebook lesson.
I maintain a free-to-access page of
writer's notebook ideas here. Enjoy!

Over the summer of 2011, my wife--Dena--and I began mining our favorite prompt collections, lessons, and writing across the curriculum materials in order to create a brand resource that use with our students: Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards. The original set contained nine cards, but in 2013, we added an August card.

Each month's card has twenty-five total spaces; twenty-four of these spaces are topic-inspired/thinking challenges that students can creatively or logically respond to in their writer's notebooks during Sacred Writing Time; the center space of each card contains a link to an online notebook lesson that Dena and I do--whole-class--early on each month.

Throughout the month, our students will be challenged to create "five-in-a-row" Bingo(s) or "four-corners." Doing so in our classes will result in a special sticker the students can collect for their writer's notebooks. You can freely access two of the cards above to try them out with students to see if they respond.

Northern Nevada Teachers and NNWP Consultants: Dena and I are not charging any Northern Nevada teaching colleagues who've taken any of our inservice classes or anyone who's a consultant for the Northern Nevada Writing Project. E-mail either of us and we'll send you the notebook cards to your district e-mail address.

Our students maintain excellent writer's notebooks. Click here to see memorable photos from their notebooks at my Pinterest Boards.

What you'll receive for $11.50:

  1. 10 Writers Notebook Bingo Cards, for the months of August through May in PDF format. Each card contains 24 prompts and a guided, whole-class notebook lesson link.
  2. 9 Writers Notebook Bingo Cards, for the months of September through May in Microsoft Word Format. If you have Microsoft Word, you can edit these cards' prompts. Any prompts that you'd like to re-word, you have my permission to do so!
  3. On-line access to ten, whole-class lessons for writer's notebooks. Links to these lessons are in the center box of each Bingo card. Only purchasers of this product will have easy, online access to these ten lessons, which feature teacher models, student samples, and mentor text suggestions.
  4. Free access to all future updates to these cards. There will be a June card coming in 2014, and purchasers will receive a free update that includes the eleventh card.

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319 Sacred Writing Time PowerPoint Slides
created by Corbett and Dena Harrison, Teachers and Trainers
Price $16.00

Preview August's Slides
here
Preview September 1-15's Slides
here
Ordering the entire set gives you access to all 319 cards (August 1 -June 15), and the set is editable if you have access to Microsoft PowerPoint.
I am developing a free-to-access page of
sacred writing time information here. Enjoy!

Over the summer of 2012 on a summer road trip, my wife--Dena--and I hatched up the idea for this set of slides as a way to increase our students' participation during what we call "Sacred Writing Time" in class. We began creating the set of slides in late July, and we completed the set on March 30, 2013. They have already become such an expected feature in our classroom that the students demand to see them if we happen to not have them projected on the wall as the students file in.

"We Write Every Day." This is one of the mottoes of my classroom. Each day, the first ten minutes of each class is spent writing in our writer's notebooks; we call this allotment of time "Sacred Writing Time." I spend a lot of time early on in the school year training my students to observe the world with a "writer's eyes," which means they're always looking for something they can write about during those first minutes in my room. Some of my students pick up the skill immediately. Some become very reliant on the Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards or the Writer's Notebook/Workshop Choice Menus I provide for them. Others look to these Sacred Writing Time PowerPoint Inspirations, which are on display as they enter my room.

Important Copyright information: By purchasing this product, you have our permission to place it on both home and school computers. You may not post any electronic version of the slides to a school or personal website; posting an electronic version at any website--private or public--violates our copyright agreement.

I have posted nine of my favorite slides from the set at our Pinterest Boards. Click here to access my "Sacred Writing Time" slide board.

What you'll receive for $16.00:

  1. 319 Daily Powerpoint Slides--from August 1-June-15 in PDF format. Each slide contains a daily holiday, a trivial fact, a quotation, and a vocabulary word. Each month comes as its own file for ease of navigation.
  2. 319 Daily Powerpoint Slides--from August 1-June-15 in PowerPoint format. This version of the slides is editable. The prompts can be changed so they can be used to inspire Sacred Writing Time, or they can be used as "transitional discussion prompts" in the middle of instruction.
  3. Free access to all future updates to these cards. Any time there is an update to the set of slides, or if we end up adding any additional slides in the future, purchasers will receive free updates through e-mail.

Member of my free "Writing Lesson of the Month" Ning yet?

Notice of updates will be shared over my Ning. If you're not yet a member, you might consider becoming one to stay in the loop. Click here to join.


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8 Writer's Notebook/Workshop Choice Menus
created by Corbett and Dena Harrison and Jenny Hoy, Teachers and Trainers
Price $12.50

Preview the "Italian Menu"
Click here.
A notebook lesson from the set
Click here.
Ordering the entire set gives you access to all 8 metaphorical menus: Australian, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and Russian.
I maintain a free-to-access page of
writer's notebook ideas here. Enjoy!

My amazing wife--Dena Harrison, who is also a writing teacher--and I both experienced such commitment from our students to their Writer's Notebooks after implementing the Bingo Cards back in 2010. Dena and I are both fortunate that a) we "roll-up" with our students, which allows us to be their teachers for more than one year and b) we both have learned how to differentiate instruction for our wide variety of learners. Over the summer of 2012, with the help of our colleague Jenny Hoy, we created a unique set of choice-driven menus that helped some of our writers by:

  • providing a new and different pre-writing tool for those students who return to our class after a year of using the Bingo Cards;
  • establishing a creative structure as well as a new level of scaffolding for our students who still needed help independently making good choices for Writer's Workshop;
  • requiring more use of trait-inspired language from students who use the tool than the Bingo Cards did;
  • demonstrating how different pre-writing steps are needed for the three main purposes of writing: expository, persuasive or argumentative, and narrative.

You can freely access our proto-type menu--The Italian Menu (pictured above)--by clicking here. If your students respond well to the Italian menu's format, we hope you'll be interested in purchasing the entire set of menus.

What you'll receive for $12.50:

  1. Eight restaurant-themed menus filled with pre-writing choices, trait-activities, word games, and higher-level thinking prompts! You will receive the files in two formats: as Microsoft Word documents (which can be edited) and as PDF documents (which can't be edited but which look nicer). You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files, which is a free download.
  2. A PowerPoint Slideshow that explains the menus' different sections parts to your students! If you have Microsoft PowerPoint, you will be able to edit this Powerpoint. If you do not have PowerPoint, we also provide a PDF version of the slideshow.
  3. Free access to all future updates to these cards. There will eventually be twelve cards in this set. Buy today and receive free future updates.

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Special Rate for All Three Notebook/Workshop Tools
created by Corbett and Dena Harrison and Jenny Hoy, Teachers and Trainers
Price $36.00

Haven't heard of these Bingo Cards, Choice Menus, or SWT Slides? New to our site? Well, welcome! Our three best-selling resources(the Bingo Cards, the SWT Powerpoints, and the Writer's Notebook/Workshop Choice Menus) were actually built to be used together. Each can certainly be used alone, but we designed them slowly--over three different summers--to address three different kinds of struggling writers we discovered we had. With all three products in place, we have different levels of scaffolding and support present to assist our learners develop their own ideas through writing, from pre-thinking to publishing.

Separately purchased, these three would cost $40. If you use the special button below to buy all three, you will receive an automatic 10% discount for the set. If you buy all three, don't introduce them all on the same day! Or you will over-whelm those kiddos.

All Three Top Sellers at a Special Bundled Price
Bingo Cards, Sacred Writing Time Slides & Prompts, and Notebook/Workshop Choice Menus. Save 10% when purchasing all three at once.

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504 Writing Prompts & a Lesson on Strong Introductions
created by Corbett and Dena Harrison, Teachers and Trainers
Price $8.00

Just want a 30-page document of writing prompts?

The first product we ever put on-line was a list of our favorite 500+ writing prompts that we collected. It's still available for $8.00 . It comes with a PowerPoint lesson that will teach your students to write an interesting lead if they ever are given a dull writing prompt. Click here for a preview of that PowerPoint.

Purchase just these 504 Writing Prompts:
Purchase just these 504 Writing Prompts and continue shopping:
Find free prompts at my random writing prompt server
here.

 


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Learning Vocabulary in a Common Core World
Reader's Notebook Bingo Cards

Ten Common Core-Friendly Vocabulary & Writing Lessons
created by Corbett Harrison, Teacher and Trainer
Price $17.50

Two of the Eleven PowerPoints from this Set:
An Introductory PowerPoint on Collecting Vocabulary Words
Click here to freely access.
Personifying Vocabulary:
One of my ten lessons
Click here to access the PPT.
Click here for PDF version. Click here for PDF version.
Ordering the entire set of vocabulary lessons today will give you access to all ten lessons. When you order, you will receive all documents in both Microsoft format (for editing) and PDF format (for showing on computers without Microsoft).

With Common Core beefing up the expectations with more depth and less coverage, I truly had no problem going back and re-thinking the way I'd been teaching vocabulary; I knew I could be doing a better job with words beyond assigning rote memorization. I used to give a weekly list for students to memorize by Friday, but I knew even back then that was the lowest rung of the thinking ladder.

Based on a totally new approach I took to weekly vocabulary expectations during the 2012 school year, I created a package of ten Common Core-friendly Vocabulary tasks; I completed these over the summer of 2013. I successfully found a way to combine vocabulary with several other important skills with these ten lessons: 1) grammar, 2) poetry, 3) etymology, and 4) writing/revising. And since I am using this new weekly vocabulary expectation as a substitute for one of my past reading accountability tasks, I have actually found a way to save me time in my classroom.

Click on the green slide above (or here) to freely access the overview, which explains the ten vocabulary tasks; clicking here (or on the pink slide above), on the other hand, will show you in great detail one of the ten techniques in a ready-to-teach-with PowerPoint presentation.

Please note how--in addition to setting high expectations for students--I also introduced (or reviewed) some other Common Core-friendly objective; during one vocabulary lesson, for example, a lesson that forces students to use the four major parts of speech becomes the "side skill" of the lesson. As with all things grammar in my lessons, I tried to make grammar fun or game-like, which my kids appreciate way more than D.O.L. drills and worksheets. I also tried to slip the grammar objective in very casually, but then students learning the difference among the four parts of speech becomes critical to continued participation in the lesson. This is just one of my attempts to consolidate more objectives into my lessons since the bosses expect more of me with new standards, and I didn't have a lot of time to spare as it was. Consolidation is key to me being able to make more time for myself to fit new things in.

And whether you choose to have your students collect words weekly and write about their own list of vocabulary words (like mine do) during your school year or not, at the very least, these Powerpoint presentations can be used to teach great partner/small group word/writing games that can be used as transitional lessons or activities; a transitional activity with a basis in language skills is the kind of transition I want to see more of in my classes and my teammates classes. And yes, I am teaching all of my teaching teammates these activities so they can use these vocabulary challenges as transitions in science, history, and math classes.

25 Reading Response Ideas/10 Reader's Notebook Bingo Cards
created by Dena and Corbett Harrison, Teachers and Trainers
Price $13.50

Reader's Notebook Program:
A Shortened Version of the 50+ Slide Interactive PowerPoint
Click here to freely access.
Printable versions of the first two months' Bingo Cards
Click here to access the PPT.
Click here for PDF version. Click here for PDF version.
Ordering the entire set today will give you access to all 25 reading response activities and to all current printable copies of the monthly Bingo Cards. When you order, you will receive all documents in both Microsoft format (for editing) and PDF format (for showing on computers without Microsoft).

Dena and I have both grown tired of reading chapter book summaries, and we both doubt the Accelerated Reader Test questions were written during this time of Common Core. Because our own kids successfully use the Writer's Notebook Bingo Cards to instill creative approaches to thinking (which nice leads to pre-writing for writer's workshop), we decided to ambitiously create something similar-yet-different this summer: Reader's Notebook Bingo Cards.

The goal is simple: once a week, students will prove to me by writing for twenty minutes--using one of these 25 differentiated tasks we've written up for the Bingo card--that they've made sufficient progress in their book that week. The 25 tasks will ask the students to be logical, supporting their responses by citing details from their latest chapters; at the same time, the 25 tasks will attempt to tap into a student's creative thinking skills, reporting on their reading assignments in unique ways that can be shared and developed further, possibly as reading workshop projects if you have your students present "book talks" to each other, like Corbett does.

Dena has already logged almost 75 hours of time writing up teacher models for the twenty-five reading response ideas. In addition to a year's supply of monthly bingo cards, teachers who purchase the set of cards will be sent a master list to post on your classroom computer(s) that will provide different links where each reading response idea is briefly taught in a student-friendly way. With link access to the online lessons, I can either teach select response ideas from the Smartboard, or students can explore them on their own from computers in the classroom.

 

Follow Dena's Pinterest Board for updates on this product; plus, she'll be posting photos of exemplary student writing samples all year long!

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While employed by the State of Nevada Professional Development for Teachers office for 9 years, I trained teachers in differentiated instruction, formative and summative assessments, and managing individual learning goals. I took many groups of teachers through a two-year program that helped them integrate and implement research-based tools based on these big topics in all core learning areas.

Over the summer, on my own time, I took these three big topics, mixed them in with what I know about writer's notebooks and writer's workshop, and created the following three trainings. I do still hire myself out to districts from this website to do these trainings, but I know there is only one of me and that many people would like to see a training in person; and so, I designed these workshops' Powerpoint slides to be pretty easy-to-follow by a motivated teacher or by a trainer designing his/her own training on these topics.

Resources from my How-to Teach Writing Well Workshops

The 7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson--
an Instructional-Design Workshop
a two-day workshop created by Corbett Harrison, Teacher and Trainer
Price $16.50

Becoming a better-than-just-competent writing teacher is a challenging task; personally, it took me five years of slow and steady diligence to become a writing teacher who knew he was doing something right. And I'm not done yet; each year, I continue to build new ideas for my students, thanks to the "Seven Elements" Framework I created back in 2006.

Preview select materials
from this training
here.
See the Introductory PowerPoint for this workshop
here.
Ordering this workshop gives you access to my 92-page training guide, and the eight PowerPoint slideshow lessons I use during training.

What is this "Seven Elements" Framework and Training? It's designed to be a manageable goal-setting workshop and training for teachers who admit they have the desire to be even better writing teachers but aren't sure exactly where they should begin. You can learn even more about this original training (and view some of its materials for free) by visiting my 7 Elements Page here at my website.

I had been presenting smaller workshops on the seven topics listed at left for writing teachers, but I began envisioning this original content as a solid two-day workshop in 2008. Over the summer of 2010, I hired myself out to three outside-of-Nevada school districts, and they saw the training in its new two-day format. I will humbly report that this is the best workshop I've ever created. It's both thorough and thoughtful, it's solidly research-based, and it's differentiated for the participants, which makes it teacher-friendly no matter what teaching strategies participants attend to the workshop already having in place.

As I prepared for the new two-day version of this training over the summers of 2008 and 2009, I was determined to create a for-purchase companion resource that would honor and explain my original materials in such a way that anyone--even those not attending my face-to-face workshop--would learn from them and be motivated to set professional goals using them.

I offer for sale a package of ten electronic documents: Eight PowerPoints (one introductory slideshow, and one slideshow for each of the seven elements), a PDF version of the 92-page packet my participants receive at the two-day workshop, and a PDF version of my PowerPoint Slides. All for one low price!.

I've created some easy access to some this training's best free materials that I offer at one of my Pinterest board. Click here to see 7-Element-specific resources, or follow me at all of my Pinterest Boards.

What you'll receive for $16.50:

  1. Differentiated instruction resources that can be shared with both fellow teachers and your students! The 92-page packet from my two-day workshop in one PDF file; you will need Adobe Reader to open this file, which is a free download.
  2. Eight self-paced PowerPoints that can be shared with colleagues or studied on your own! You'll receive all eight PowerPoint presentations I use during my workshop. I designed my slides to not only be shown to groups of teachers, but also to inspire independently-motivated teachers who read through the slides on their own. I created these slides in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.
  3. And...you'll receive PDF- version of my PowerPoint slides, provided in case we have different versions of PowerPoint, or if you don't use PowerPoint.
  4. Free access to all future updates to these materials. Should new versions of the materials become available, past purchasers will be sent new download links to update their product at no charge.

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Critical-Trait Thinking Workshop--Using Trait & Genre Sticky Notes to Take the Language of Writing to the Analysis Level and Beyond
a two-day workshop created by Corbett and Dena Harrison, Teachers and Trainers
Price $14.00

I am so very proud to be offering these materials, created and revised over the summers of 2010 and 2011, which come from two of my workshops: Critical Trait Thinking, which is one of the seminars I offer outside of Nevada during the summer; and Pre-Writing and Revision, which I created specifically using resources from differentiated instruction and formative assessments trainings I have done.

Included in these materials are seventeen pages of templates for all the 6-Trait Post-it Notes I have created for the WritingFix website. Unlike the Post-it files found at WritingFix, the templates you can purchase here are editable, which means you can modify them to better fit the language of your own writing classroom!

Preview materials from this training
here.
Access one of the Activities from the packet
here.

Order this workshop's materials, and you'll receive an electronic version of the 50-slide PowerPoint presentation and the 61-page participants' packet, which contains seventeen pages of "Sticky Note Templates," which I use to help my students "own" 6-trait language.

Our Common Core State Standards require teachers to push their students to the analysis and evaluation level of Bloom's taxonomy during both reading and writing instruction. As a regular observer in K-12 classrooms as part of my full-time job for the State Department of Education, I can tell you this fact: Over 90% of the reading instruction I see doesn't push student thinking beyond the comprehension level of Bloom's. In writing, I rarely see instruction that pushes students beyond the application level. I am not being critical of teachers by saying this; the analysis level and the evaluation level of Bloom's require very high expectations of all students, and our Common Core Standards require us to raise the bar higher than ever. I am working to help make teachers aware of this shift.

Over the summer of 2010 and 2011, faced with the realities of Common Core Standards rolling out in my home-state that September, I began revisiting and synthesizing resources from many of my past trainings to create a new workshop that helps teachers understand and begin practicing the analytical and evaluative thinking practices for reading and writing lesson planning. I now proudly feature these materials, which have been tried and tested with dozens of Nevada schools where I trained hundreds of teachers during my almost ten years as a professional development provider.

You can freely preview five of my favorite strategies that I present during this two-day workshop by visiting my Critical Trait-Thinking Workshop's homepage here at my site.


What you'll receive for $14.00:

  1. Writing Trait resources that can be shared with fellow teachers or your students! You'll receive my 61-page packet of materials which contains note-taking handouts and full-page versions of all resources and teaching tools referred to in my PowerPoint slides. The packet is saved as a PDF file, and you will need Adobe Reader to open this file, which is a free download.
  2. A self-paced PowerPoint that can be shared with colleagues or studied on your own! You'll receive forty-eight slides for PowerPoint, which I designed to not only be shown to groups of teachers, but also to inspire independently-motivated teachers who read through the slides on their own. I created these slides in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.
  3. And...you'll receive a PDF- version of the forty-eight PowerPoint slides, provided in case we have different versions of PowerPoint, or if you don't use PowerPoint.
  4. And here's the bonus...you'll receive seventeen pages of editable Post-it Templates that I use during pre-writing, response, and revision time. These files are Microsoft Word files.

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Exit Tickets Across the Curriculum-- An Objective-based Conversation about Differentiation and Writing in All Core Areas
a four-hour workshop created by Corbett Harrison, Teacher and Trainer
Price $9.50

Access select materials from my Writing Across the Curriculum workshops
here.
A writing across the curriculum lesson inspired by one of my favorite books ever
here.
Ordering this workshop gives you access to my 22-page training guide, and the 20-slide PowerPoint slideshow lesson I use during training.

Back in 2008, many schools I work with began asking for a specific training that would help an entire staff find a way to buy-in to the idea of writing across the curriculum. I designed a 120-minute workshop that addressed this request, centered around Exit Tickets. Exit Tickets are a technique that I have been using for years, and they involve a simple process: at the beginning of a lesson, students are introduced to an inquiry question that they will be expected to answer at lesson's end; the lesson is taught; the students write a thoughtful paragraph--or Exit Ticket--as they leave class; teachers then use the collected Exit Tickets as a quick formative assessment to gauge the need to re-teach a concept or to move on to the next one. It's a simple but effective use of writing, no matter what content is being taught to students.

I helped the schools I work with see the value of--what I came to call--Exit Tickets Across the Curriculum. I predicted that if every teacher in a middle or high school required just one Exit Ticket per week from every student, and if they taught their students to write better and better Exit Tickets over time, the amount of quality writing students would be doing would increase substantially. I predicted students would become better writers and--more importantly--better thinkers, because when you have to write about what you have learned, you are automatically thinking with a deeper cognitive levels. My predictions have proved correct. The schools I work with are seeing a huge difference in better writing...and thinking.

I have now presented my Exit Ticket workshop over thirty times well-over a thousand teachers, and I feel confident that it is one of the best set of materials I have ever created on writing across the curriculum. My workshop focuses on three topics: 1) crafting high-quality Exit Ticket questions; 2) choosing a format for Exit Tickets (I present four options) that works for different classrooms; 3) assessing Exit Tickets and responding to the data.

I now offer for sale--to teachers administrators, or professional developers--my 22-page packet of materials and the 20-slide PowerPoint show that I use during my workshop on this topic. Purchase of these materials allows you to use them in your own classroom or present them to groups of teachers you are working with. If you have questions about this product, do not hesitate to contact me at corbett@corbettharrison.com.

What you'll receive for $9.50:

  1. Exit Ticket resources that can be shared with fellow teachers or your students! You'll receive the 22-page packet from my 4-hour workshop in a PDF file; you will need Adobe Reader to open this file, which is a free download. Your computer probably came with Adobe installed on it.
  2. A self-guided PowerPoint that can be shared with colleagues or studied on your own! You'll receive the twenty-slide PowerPoint presentation I use during this workshop. I specifically designed my slides to not only be shown to my workshop's teachers, but also to inspire independently-motivated teachers who read through the slides on their own. I created my slides in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.
  3. And...you'll receive a PDF- version of my PowerPoint slides, provided in case we have different versions of PowerPoint, or if you don't use PowerPoint at all.

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Special Rate for All Three Training Packets
created by Corbett Harrison, Teacher and Trainer
Price $35.00

New to my website, and to our ideas of what makes strong writing instruction? My three teacher workshop packets that I offer here online have become foundational in the way I now approach lesson planning, per the depth expected from the Common Core. If you're interested in purchasing all three of my workshop packets (which will take you a while to get through), I offer the "bundle" at five dollars off the price if bought separately. Make sure you take a look at the free resources I offer from each training/workshop before committing to purchase.

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7 Elements, Critical-Trait Thinking, and Exit Tickets Across the Curriculum Workshop Packets and PowerPoints. Save $5.00 when purchasing all three at once.
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504 Writing Prompts & a Lesson on Strong Introductions
created by Corbett and Dena Harrison, Teachers and Trainers
Price $8.00

Just want a 30-page document of writing prompts?

The first product we ever put on-line was a list of our favorite 500+ writing prompts that we collected. It's still available for $8.00 . It comes with a PowerPoint lesson that will teach your students to write an interesting lead if they ever are given a dull writing prompt. Click here for a preview of that PowerPoint.

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Please remember, I teach all day long, even over the summers, so you may not receive your purchase(s) immediately. If you do not receive the download link from me in thirty-six hours, please contact me at corbett@corbettharrison.com.

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