Help your students find the beauty in their everyday lives by opening up your notebook and sharing your own writing with them. In this section, we’ll write anecdotes or short, well-written stories about our own lives. We’ll take time to confer with each other about our writing and will discuss ways to infuse this type of writing into the classroom or the writer’s notebook on a daily basis. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to share their work with their colleagues.
I’m eager to share some recent slices with the folks who attend my session. If you have any Slices of Life you’d be willing to let me share in my session, please shoot me an email and let me know the links to them. (It might be neat to share some adult writing, other than my own, with the teachers who attend next week.)
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
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).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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7 thoughts on “Anecdotal Writing = Slice of Life Writing”
Ok, so I modeled a peer conference today with the story I linked too above. The kids were great! They gave me so much feedback. Needless to say, I’ll be improving my previously posted story and giving myself a little pat on the back for getting my students to be such critical readers!
Stacey, you are welcome to any writing posted on my blog for your presentation.
BTW: I warmed-up a slice of the Cipate aux Bleuets, as per your suggestion, for breakfast this morning. YUM! It was truly delicious!
Feel free to share mine. I am going to use it tomorrow to help with our study of quotation marks. 🙂
I published my writing as an Issuu Document. Please go to http://365in2009.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/a-slice-of-my-cooking-life/, where you’ll find a direct link to my writing. 🙂
My deepest apologies! Ugh, long day.
Well I don’t have a slice but I do have a memoir I’d like to share. It was inspired by one of my students and I’m using it to demonstrate how one person’s story can inspire someone to write their own story.
Here’s my Slice for today. Feel free to share it.
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