Monthly Archive: March, 2013

#slice2013: 14 of 31

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“Everybody–even monsters–needed a little attention once in a while.”  ― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief {Care} WRITE. Each day in March write a slice on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post here (using the… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 14 of 31

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Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego. –Norman Mailer What did your students think of the Classroom Commenting Challenge? Please share their reflections when you leave the link to their slice… Continue reading

#slice2013: 13 of 31

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Another Commenting Challenge! Please take the time to read and comment on CLASSROOM slices. There are several young slicers joining the challenge to write for a month. Hope on over to the Classroom… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 13 of 31

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Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.  —Author Unknown The Classroom Commenting Challenge continues today. (Click here to learn more about it.)  I hope your students continue to feel the comment… Continue reading

#slice2013: 12 of 31

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“I love the way that each book — any book — is its own journey. You open it, and off you go. You are changed in some way, large or small, by having… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 12 of 31

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Writing is kind of like fishing… you have to rely on your instincts. —Kevin Canty in The New Yorker Get ready for the Classroom Commenting Challenge, which begins today.  Click here to learn more… Continue reading

Classroom Commenting Challenge #comments4kids

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Have you had a look at some of the slice of life stories the students who are participating in the Classroom Challenge have been writing?  I am so impressed — with the students’… Continue reading

#slice2013: 11 of 31

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. — Harriet Tubman {Dream}… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 11 of 31

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ATTENTION CLASSROOM TEACHERS: Please leave the total number of students you have who are blogging (and linking) daily. I will need this for a special challenge later this week.

Q&A with the Author of “Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?” + a Giveaway

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Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell is an expertly crafted biography that can be used to teach students a variety of craft moves during a biography writing unit of study.

#slice2013: 10 of 31

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“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”  ― Samuel Johnson {Persevere} WRITE. Each day in March write a slice on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post here (using the SAME… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 10 of 31

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Doing your best is more important than being your best. – Shannon Miller Details: If your students are slicing from their personal blogs, then you should link their blog posts together using your… Continue reading

#slice2013: 9 of 31

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  MID-MONTH GIVEAWAY! Keep track of the number of blogs you comment on between yesterday and today. Then go here to report your number. The person who comments the most will win a copy of Interactive Modeling by… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 9 of 31

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To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. – Shakespeare Details: If your students are slicing from their personal blogs, then you should link their blog posts together using your classroom or… Continue reading

Commenting Challenge

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This community is built on two things: writing and commenting. Therefore, I’m challenging you to comment on as many slice of life stories as possible in the next 36 hours.

#slice2013: 8 of 31

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Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 8 of 31

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“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.” – Diana Princess of Wales Before your students head-off into the weekend, I thought I’d mention the power of learning… Continue reading

Introducing Throwback Thursday

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Peruse some of our past posts that will help you and your students find more things to write about.

#slice2013: 7 of 31

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“I do not want to pass the time. I want to grab hold of it and leave my mark upon the world.”  ― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing {Time} USERNAME UPDATE: It is only… Continue reading

Classroom SOLSC: 7 of 31

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My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. –Anais Nin Earlier this week, Slicer Joanne Toft blogged about pushing the writing muscle. At the beginning of… Continue reading