Join Our Writing Community for the 10th Annual SOLSC

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Calling all educators! Whether you’re thinking about joining our writing community or coming back for your tenth March writing challenge, please take a few minutes to read this post.

Vocabulary Ideas From NCTE

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Already, NCTE seems like a long time ago. However, as I reread my notes and think about some of the lasting learning, I have more to share! Vocabulary Matters was a great session!

Language to Convey Choice Versus Assignment

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There are many things we can’t control in the classroom: the amount of time we have, the number of students, the size (and sometimes temperature) of the classroom space. But one thing we can control is the language we use that conveys choice, versus language that conveys assignment.

Mindset Matters

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Teaching students to have a growth mindset and truly understand what happens as they learn has been a big goal for me this year. Over the winter break, a book re-sparked my thinking and how I needed to more intentionally equate our mindset to our process as writers.

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge #SOL17

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It’s Tuesday again! Time to share your slice of life.

Celebrating the Unsung Hero of Writing: The Process

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Instead of a typical publishing party, fifth-grade teacher Christina Nosek and her students held a writing process celebration.

Don’t Forget the Compliment

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Lanny Ball reminds us that compliments are a bit like gifts we give our students each day.

Keeping the ‘Mini’ in Mini Lessons for the Middle School Writing Workshop

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Katie Kraushaar, a middle school teacher, has six tips for keeping minilessons mini during writing workshop.

Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon!

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Will you be willing to roll out the Welcome Wagon for our new Slicers this March?

The Heart Work of Persuasive Writing

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How can we help writers develop solid ideas before delving too far into the work of persuasive writing?

Looking for Prize Donations

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Before we know it, the month of March will be here.  March is becoming my favorite month of the year since it brings St. Patrick’s Day, warmer weather, and the Slice of Life Story Challenge… Continue reading

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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It’s Tuesday! Time to share your slices of life!

Rethinking Graphic Organizers for Writing

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Are there other, more authentic ways we could scaffold our writers?

Kathleen’s OLW for 2017

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One Little Words (OLWs) sometimes find you, as if it were meant to be…

Deb’s One Little Word For 2017

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I am not sure where to begin, but I do know I can always do better with my hive!

Dana’s OLW for 2017

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This is us.

Betsy’s OLW for 2017

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Our lives are divided into moments. Here I will take you on a little journey as I found my OLW of 2017. Have you chosen a word to live by?

Beth’s One Little Word for 2017

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This week my coauthors and I participating in our little New Year’s tradition of choosing our One Little Words (OLW’s) for 2017.

Slice of Life Tuesday: Announcing #SOL17

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Welcome to the first Slice of Life Tuesday of 2017!

Melanie’s OLW for 2017

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My one little word was not difficult to choose this year. The challenge will be about honoring it throughout 2017!