It’s funny how the Slice of Life Story Challenge has created a virtual community of writers. In November, Ruth and I met up with Bonnie Kaplan and Kevin Hodgson when we attended the NCTE Annual Convention in Philadelphia. Two weeks ago, I found myself in a session with Kelly Sandborn, who was one of our monthly slicers in 2009. Running into these people in real-time has been incredible since we already know each other thanks to our interactions through sharing our stories daily.
Whether you’re a weekly contributor to the Slice of Life Story Challenge or someone who reads the links people leave, then please make sure to take the time to leave a comment on each person’s story you read. Commenting is what makes the Slice of Life Story Challenge more than just a way to push ourselves as writers — it’s what makes us a community.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.