Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 4 of 31

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Move Beyond “Great Job”. Teach your students how to compliment well, based on all they know about qualities of good narrative writing.

Late to Start? Good News!

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It’s not too late to start! We have late-starter prizes.

Notes from the SOLSC my classroom: how to leave “constructive comments”.

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Writing a Slice of Life every day is  challenging for us, and challenging for our students.  And, just as we (may) struggle with getting to everyone and leaving a meaningful comment, so it… Continue reading

Day 3 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

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It’s day three of the Seventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Please write your slice, share your link, and give at least three other Slicers comments on their blogs.

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 3 of 31

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Are your students writing every day? It’s Day Three of the Slice of Life Story Challenge.

Day 2 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

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It’s Day Two of the Seventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Happy to have you back! This is where you share the link to your slice of life story if you’re participating in the individual challenge.

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 2 of 31

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Welcome to Day 1 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

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Welcome to the Seventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Whether you have a daily writing habit or are trying to create one, I am glad you are here!

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 1 of 31

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Today Kicks off the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge 2014. Welcome and Happy slicing.

Writing in Preschool: Questions and Answers

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Before this series of posts on preschool writers began, I asked you to tell me what burning questions you had. Get ready for a Q&A!

So you say you want to write children’s books?

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Last weekend I took a major step forward towards my dream of publishing children’s books. I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference in New York. This post includes highlights from the keynotes and breakout sessions.

On Being a Writer

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Can first graders write Slice of Life Stories?

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOL TIME

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“I write only because There is a voice within me That will not be still” ― Sylvia Plath, Letters Home Welcome, Tuesday slicers.   It is the last Tuesday in February…four days from the start… Continue reading

Conducting Effective Internet Research

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Many students struggle with the research portion of research-based writing. Here are some tips to help students to conduct Internet searches safely and effectively.

Slicer Data Form

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Would you please fill out the SOLSC 2014 Participant Information Form contained in this post? It will help keep track of who is participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Further, it will assist us with timely prize distribution in April.

Writing in Preschool: Scope and Sequence

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Writing is a big animal. A subjective animal as well when it comes to teaching our youngest writers.

Some ideas about supporting young writers in the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge

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On Monday, I wrote a post about our classroom writing blog and the way this type of “digital writing notebook” enhances our work in writing workshop and helps us gear up for the… Continue reading

Interview with Susan VanHecke + a Giveaway

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I’m always looking for exemplary informational mentor texts. When Under the Freedom Tree crossed my desk, I knew I found one I wanted to share with you.  It’s the story of the first contraband… Continue reading

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes – 7th Annual SOLSC

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Take a look at all the prizes for Slice of Life Story Challenge participants!

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOL TIME

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Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. – Barbara Kingsolver… Continue reading