Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 2 of 31: SOLSC

The Second-Ever, Month-Long Slice of Life Story Challenge Begins HERE Today!
We're delighted you are joining us for the Third Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Welcome to the second day of our month-long writing challenge! Please link your Slice of Life Story, using the exact URL of the post you’re submitting today, to this post by leaving a comment before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time today.  Just scroll to the bottom of this post to leave the link to your writing for the day.

Did you miss the first day of the Slice of Life Story Challenge?  That doesn’t mean that you cannot start writing now.  Anyone who starts writing between today and March 5th (and then writes for all the rest of the days this month) will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following two items:

A one-year membership to the IRA, along with a year-long subscription to The Reading Teacher (journal).
Kids Can Press is donating a package of all four books in Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel Series.

For more information:

  • Click here to get information about implementing this Challenge in your classroom.

  • Click here to learn more about the giveaways that anyone who writes for all 31 days of March will be eligible to win.  NOTE: There will be a random drawing in early April for this purpose.

  • Click here to download the SOLSC Button Ruth created.

  • Click here to read about the history of the SOLSC (just scroll down once you arrive at the Challenges Page).

Please note: We’ve turned comment moderation off for the month of March. However, if you’ve never posted a comment on TWT before, or if your comment contains more than one hyperlink, then your comment will be held for moderation. We will monitor blog comments a few times today so we can approve submissions that do not post automatically. Therefore, there is no need to re-post your comment if it doesn’t appear immediately.

Finally, Chronicle Books is providing ALL Slice of Life Story Challenge Participants with a 30% off discount & free shipping for any purchases made on their website during the month of March. The promo code is TWOWRITINGTEACHERS (all caps, no spaces). Click here to go to their website.

79 thoughts on “Day 2 of 31: SOLSC

  1. This morning I was so pleased with my students’ positive response to the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Many students did not have the time to finish their entry yesterday, but eagerly unpacked and scurried to show off their notebooks. Last week the idea was introduced, modeled, and practiced. Our conversations contrasting stories, memories, and typical journal/diary entries have been on-going, yet helpful. And I guess my feeling is especially in the early stages flexibility that allows them to grow as writers, is really what this is all about. I know it was a leap for me to put aside my insecurities and post my slices. It’s one thing to write in front of children and share the struggles that writers encounter, but heaps scarier to reveal yourself to peers. Thank you for this wonderful website and motivating project. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.


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