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The Last Slice of January

sols2Please link your Slice of Life Story Post to this one by leaving a comment.

Also, we’re still looking for folks who are interested in participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge March Giveaway.  If you’re interested in having us consider something you sell for a giveaway, send us a “proposal” in one of two ways:

  1. Send us an e-mail through the “Contact Us” Page of the Two Writing Teachers Website.

  2. Leave a comment, on this post, with a link to an item in your Etsy Store.  We’ll pay the listing fee, but you’ll be responsible for the cost of the item + shipping.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Items should be gender-neutral since men and women participate in the Slice of Life Story Challenge.

  • Not only teachers participate in this Challenge, so your item should be a gift for an adult writer, not a teacher (e.g., a book about writing is okay, but a book about the teaching of writing is not).

  • You are responsible for the cost of your product’s materials and all shipping charges.

  • We ask that you ship the item to the winner, whose address we’ll provide to you, right after their name is selected on April 1st.

  • If you have a second item you’d like to donate for one of Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenges in the month of February or April (i.e., to get people motivated and to keep them inspired, respectively), then leave a comment on this post.  We’ll give away one item/week in Feb. and April, as opposed to the massive quantity of items we’re looking to give away at the end of March.


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Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

15 thoughts on “The Last Slice of January Leave a comment

  1. I am in the process of implementing Slice of Life writing with my fourth grade students. We’re starting it as a weekly homework assignment and I’m having a heck of a time getting them to write about “small moments.”

    We’ve done personal narratives using the Lucy Calkins manuals and I’ve shown them plenty of examples from this site and of my own.

    Any tips for helping them to understand this “genre?” Any help you have would be appreciated, if you have time. Thanks so much.

    Ben Curran
    bcurran812 at gmail dot com


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