A Literature-Inspired Writer's Notebook Lesson from WritingFix
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Tasting an Oxymoron

mixing two unusual flavors in a writer's notebook to inspire future descriptive pieces

The writing of author John Steinbeck is inspiring student writers to try new techniques with the traits of organization and idea development. Join us in teaching (and adapting) this on-line lesson and sharing your students' work.

You can publish up to three of your students' edited and finished oxymoron descriptions at this page. With this lesson, we would really love to see a photo of the original writer's notebook page that inspired the final writing too.

Use these samples to inspire your student writers! Discussing the strengths of published student samples before, while, and after using this on-line assignment is important. If your students are engaged in trait- or skill-inspired discussions about any of the samples we've posted here, they will produce better writing, especially if you help them take their writing all the way through the writing process.

Thank you, those who share their students' writing with us.


Additional Student Samples Being Sought:
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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WritingFix is currently seeking additional student samples from this writing assignment that can be featured in this space. Submitted student work must show evidence of revision, editing, and the final draft must be typed and sent through e-mail. Teachers: if you can help us obtain up to three student samples, along with a digital photo of the student(s) and a signed permission slips, we will send you either a complimentary copy of one of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's print publications.

To have us consider your students' writing for inclusion on this page, you must post the writing to our Ning page dedicated to this lesson. Click here to access that page. You must first be a member of the Writing Lesson of the Month Network in order to post.

 

No student samples yet for this newly revised lesson! Help us celebrate your most creative student writers on this page at WritingFix, and we'll send you a free classroom resource from the NNWP.

Inspire your students and help us publish your most creative thinkers! Their examples will inspire future writers using this lesson's big ideas.


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