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STEPS: One Little Word


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I’m took the first OLW Challenge of the New Year this evening. I know I’m not submitting this for the OLW Contest since the “Steps” Contest ended a two weeks ago. However, I thought it would be neat to do a whole year’s worth of these OLW Challenges (and to save them all in one scrapbook).

But, there’s a bigger reason I’m BLOGGING about the OLW Challenge. I think I’m going to try to introduce this as a strategy to my students for their writer’s notebooks in the weeks to come. (I need to accumulate a few more of these before I do so.) It could be a great blend of art and writing… the kind of blending that some of my students crave. (Many of my students already illustrate their entries, but this shorter kind of writing, that requires a tremendous amount of thought — presentation, what to write, layout — might be perfect for some reluctant writers.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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  1. I was also considering keeping these all in one book for the year. Last year, I used the words as inspiration for all different albums — I like the idea of them being all in one place & about my own personal response/reflection for the year. Maybe we can help each other stay committed? 🙂


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