Quick Tips for Writing Teaching Points

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A guide to crafting your own teaching points for 1:1 conferences, strategy lessons, minilessons, mid-workshop interruptions, and share sessions.

Announcing the Prize Winners!

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Here is the list of prize winners from our 8th Annual SOLSC!

Expanding Our Team

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Are you interested in joining the TWT Co-Author Team?

Write, Share, Give

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Have you been a year-long slicer?

Writing Day and Night!

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Check out Michigan author, Ruth McNally Barshaw and a peek at our family literacy night!

Helping Silent Kids Talk in a Conference

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Last week, I had a little brainstorming session with one of my favorite groups of teachers and we came up with a list of tried-and-true teaching moves to help the truly non-talking kids open up a little when it comes time to talk about the work they’ve been doing.

Q&A with Robert Burleigh + a Book Giveaway

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I’ve been a fan of Robert Burleigh‘s writing for the past few years. I was delighted to receive an advance review copy of Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue, his newest picture book that’s out later… Continue reading

Write, Share, Give

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WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOLS bloggers. Don’t wait. Write NOW!… Continue reading

April Vacation

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We’re taking a week off from blogging to catch our breath after the SOLSC (aka: our version of an ultra marathon!).

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