7 Habits of an Effective Writing Critique Group

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I’ve learned a few things about myself as a writer and a group member by being part of a writing critique group for the past nine months.

SOLSC Participant Pledge

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Enter to win a prize for completing the 8th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Day 31 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Congratulations, writers! You completed the 8th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Check back tomorrow for a chance to sign the Participant Pledge.

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 31 of 31!!

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It’s been a wonderful month of reading and writing. We hope that you’re inspired to keep on writing. You are all invited to join us every Tuesday for our Slice of Life Story Challenge throughout the year. And, of course, we hope to see you all next year!

Day 30 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Can you believe it is already Day 30 of the March SOLSC?

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 30 of 31

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It’s the penultimate day of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! What a month it has been!

Day 29 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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We are heading into the final days of our challenge! Today is Day 29.

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 29 of 31

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CLASSROOM SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE: DAY 29 OF  31 Welcome to Day 29! Here are some quotes to keep you and your students motivated to get through the LAST FEW DAYS OF… Continue reading

Day 28 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Please be sure you are leaving the permalink to your blog post each day (and not the link to your blog’s homepage).  You can find the permalink of your post by clicking on… Continue reading

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 28 of 31

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CLASSROOM SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE: DAY 28 OF  31 It is Day Twenty-Eight of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Hooray! At this point your kids have generated a ton of stories.… Continue reading

Day 27 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Day 27 of the March SOLSC: Write, Share, Give

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 27 of 31

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You and your students are on the home stretch! You can do it!

What the Healthcare System Taught Me About Persuasive Writing

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Frustrated? Write about it!

Day 26 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Day 26 of the March SOLSC

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 26 of 31

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CLASSROOM SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE: DAY 26 OF  31 Welcome to Day 26! As I’ve been reading all month long, I’ve been enjoying all the stories about kids’ lives. Hanging out with friends,… Continue reading

Day 25 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Write, Share, Give

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 25 of 31

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A really great lead sentence can really pull a reader into your story–not only that but as a writer, once you have a great lead sentence, the rest of the writing comes more easily! Check out some great leads by students over the past few days and weeks:

Congratulations to the Winner

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Announcing the winner of our second Commenting Challenge!

Day 24 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Write your Slice, share your link, and give at least three comments to other bloggers. We’re in the home stretch now!

Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 24 of 31

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Do you teach English Language Learners? Some ideas and resources for blogging with ELLs.