A Chapter Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix

Navigating WritingFix:

Return to the WritingFix Homepage

Return to the Chapter Book Lessons Page

Return to the Sentence Fluency Homepage


Navigating this lesson:

Lesson & 6-Trait Overview

Student Instructions

Teacher Instructions & Lesson Resources

Student Writing Samples from this Lesson


On-line Publishing:

Publish your students at our Ning!
(You must be a member of our "Writing Lesson of the Month" ning to post.)


Teacher's Guide:

Moving through a Machine

using a variety of transitions to explain the workings of an imaginary machine

This lesson was created by NNWP Consultant Corbett Harrison. Corbett demonstrates this lesson during his 7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson Workshop for Teachers.

The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the chapter book Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author, especially from chapter 3 of this book--you know, the chapter with the doughnuts!

To our loyal WritingFix users: Please use this link if purchasing Homer Price from Amazon.com, and help keep WritingFix free and on-line. We thank you!

The Dounut Machine 1963 Movie!

Corbett says, "Thanks, Karen Klus, for letting me know this video is available on You-Tube!"

Video--part 1

Video--part 2


Video--part 3

Learn more about author and illustrator Robert McCloskey
by clicking here.

WritingFix Homepage Lesson & 6-Trait Overview   Student Instructions
Teacher Instructions & Lesson Resources  Student Writing Samples

© WritingFix. All rights reserved.