Here are some buttons you can use if you want to proudly display your participation in the Slice of Life Challenge. 🙂 Also, feel free to use these with your … Continue Reading Slice of Life Buttons
Today was the end of the trimester at my school. This also means it is the end of the course I’ve been teaching for the past twelve weeks. Naturally, we … Continue Reading Let’s Celebrate!
Here’s a peek at what we’re giving away for participants of the March Challenge. (NOTE: If we have more daily participants than prizes, then we’ll go into drawing-mode.) NOTE: Each … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge Giveaways
Looking for ways to get your class inspired about the upcoming Slice of Life Story Challenge? Here are a few ideas: 1. Send a letter home like I posted on … Continue Reading SOLSC Inspiration
Qualities of Good Writing Doodles0002 Originally uploaded by teachergal As a teacher of writing, what do these doodles say to you about the qualities of good writing? Please leave a … Continue Reading Looking for Feedback
No video drawing this week, I had to use more archaic measures. It went like this: Checked the number of comments and subtract one (since Stacey isn’t eligible to win … Continue Reading And the Winner Is . . .
Today my students took a summative assessment over the novelsthey read for their literature circles. There were four parts to include in the letter, which aligned with the kinds of notes … Continue Reading Reading Response Letters.
This week my students are reflecting on the drafting process (of their memoirs) more than they’re sharing at the end of Workshop time. I wanted to have-a-go with them reflecting, … Continue Reading Reflections
I’ve been preparing for a p.d. session on conventions that I’m leading with one of my colleagues next Friday. Hence, I’m trying to look at picture books with an eye … Continue Reading Noticing Exclamation Points and Periods in a Published Text
Sun streaming in Watching my students Pencils moving Thoughts swarming Ideas evolving Lives changing
Ali Edwards has had this up on her site for a few days now. It’s speaking to me. Souza : For a long time it seemed to me that life … Continue Reading Quote.
The month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge is a few days away. If you’re looking to get ready to launch a month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge in your classroom, … Continue Reading Link Your Slice of Life Story Here!
So we’ve been studying persuasion in my ninth grade English class. Since my students were required to write a persuasive piece, I placed the same expectation on myself. I’m “getting … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir-ish Monday: Give Choice a Chance
Happy Monday! Please link your marvelous Monday Memoirs in the comments section of this post! (By the way, this will be the last Memoir Monday post until April 6, due … Continue Reading Memoir Monday
Are you planning to host a Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) in your classroom during the month of March? If so, here are some basic tools to launch it … Continue Reading Gearing Up for the Classroom Part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge
Terri left the following comment on a recent post, “Tracks of Teaching.” I was just thinking of this very thing this morning. How do you assess kids on what you … Continue Reading messy assessment 🙂