SOLSC Student Stuff

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Special writing “awards” for students who wrote 25 – 31 Slices of Life Stories in their writer’s notebooks last month. :) Reminder: The weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge will be here tomorrow.

Writing Miles Apart

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I visited my old school this past fall and had lunch with several of my former students, some of whom were part of DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women, and… Continue reading

Celebrating with Slices of Cake

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I gathered all four of the students who completed 31 Slices of Life during March for a luncheon today. School food for main courses and some Entemann’s for dessert. They informed me about… Continue reading

up for air.

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Three weeks ago was the last time I posted.  Three weeks ago my life changed.  On March 14, our new daughters moved in.  That’s right, in less than a week our little family of 3… Continue reading

Voice/Silence — Poetry Friday

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Staying with the voice/silence theme my class has begun to think about during our Interactive Read Alouds, I give you this poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller on the first Poetry Friday of National… Continue reading

Of course you can write!

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My kids returned from lunch and recess looking like they were ready for a discussion, not a read aloud aloud. However, it was time for Interactive Read Aloud and we were supposed to… Continue reading

Writing Free Verse Poetry: More Mentors

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I was reading a post Franki wrote about a new free-verse poetry novel, 42 Miles. After reading about it, I went on to Amazon and purchased a copy through the Strand Bookstore. I’m… Continue reading

16:20

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Made with free image tools @ TXT2PIC.com 80% of my class turned-in their Poetry Circle Poem Submission Forms on-time today. Yahoo! Many of them submitted their own poems, but others chose to submit… Continue reading

Sketchcast

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My mother-in-law, who is a Literacy Coach, emailed me this evening to inform me about a resource called Sketchcast. I went online and checked it out tonight to start thinking of ways I… Continue reading

Notebooks

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Literacydetails’ Post reminded me of a conversation I had with the student who inspired the SOLSC. He confided in me about a week or so ago. Here’s a close approximate of the conversation:… Continue reading

And the winner of Ali Edwards’ Book is…

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THE READING ZONE Thank you to EVERYONE who participated for part or all of the first-ever Slice of Life Story Challenge!!!

Four Kids Hit 31!!!!

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Cards for the Fab Four Originally uploaded by teachergal 20% of my students wrote 31 Slices of Life Stories this month. ONE EVERY DAY!!! I’m so proud of them. These are the outer… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story for 4/1/08

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It wasn’t on the side table. It wasn’t on my desk. It wasn’t on the storage shelf. It wasn’t anywhere that it should be. WHERE ON EARTH WAS MY WILSON CURSIVE KIT!?!!? I… Continue reading

Welcome to the first WEEKLY SOLSC!

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Please use Mr. Linky to add your post to today’s SOLSC Round-up by clicking on the image below: Be sure to tag your post with the words “Slice of Life Story Challenge.” To… Continue reading

Literary Essay Rubric

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I was debating whether or not I should create a Literary Essay Rubric before I got to work this morning or once I was there. I opted for creating it at home and… Continue reading

Add ‘em up please!

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Did you participate in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for 21+ days in March? If so, then please leave a comment ON THIS POST with the exact number of postings you tagged… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: #31

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I heard the clicking of heels on the hallway floor. The clicking was getting closer. It was Kate. She had come to talk about our upcoming Voice/Silence Interactive Read Aloud Text Set, for… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 31

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Today’s the last day of the first-ever Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. Please tag your posts with the words SLICE… Continue reading

An article every blogger should read

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Check out “Why Blog?” in today’s NY Times.

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #30

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This afternoon I met up with A & her mom at the Barnes & Noble on Bald Hill Road in Warwick. They spotted me getting a “Tall, skim, no-whip, white mocha,” when they… Continue reading