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 this-coming Sunday, 3/1/09.
#1) Send home an announcement about the SOLSC this week. Here’s an example of the one I’m sending home, which looks a lot like the one I sent home last year.
#2) Create a tracking system so you can monitor how many Slices each of your students has written. Click here for an example of the system I created last year, which you can customize.
#3) Use the logo Ruth created (above) in whatever way you wish. I’m going to give my kids stickers using the logo. (Need someone to create stickers for you? Try Jennifer at MyPaperCrafts.)
#4) Provide your students with some examples of Slice of Life Stories you’ve written.
If you have any other questions about the implementation of the SOSLC for your classroom, then go to our Challenges Page or leave a comment on this post. I’ll do my best to respond to all comments left in a timely manner.
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).