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 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.