On Friday afternoon, I spent some time reading and commenting on other writers’ SOL stories. As I made my way through various blogs, I noticed a couple of people (e.g., Zsofi from Grown Ups & Downs and Paul from Birds and Trees of the Mind) whose reflected on the writing they’d done during the Challenge, thus far. If you’ve read Day by Day, then you know Ruth and I are big proponents of reflection. Therefore, I wanted to give you a small charge. Take some time to reflect on the writing you’ve done during 11 days. What’s been easy for you? What’s felt challenging? How have you felt about joining (or continuing to write in) a community of writers? Feel free to reflect by leaving a comment on this post, by writing a post on your own blog, or by writing privately in a writer’s notebook.
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).