This week I am immersed in professional development at the TCRWP Writing Institute. One of the many things Lucy Calkins eloquently discussed in yesterday’s Keynote Address was the idea of writing in order to figure out the internal story, rather than just writing the external story. Therefore, I challenge you to try to bring out the internal story when you record a slice of your life today.
Please join us for the weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge by posting about a small part of your day. Try to write deeper than usual, telling the internal and the external story as you put your words on the page (i.e., on the paper or as you’re typing on your computer).
I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade 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).