Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 5 of 31
Welcome to Day 5! We at Two Writing Teachers are in awe of the level and variety of student writing that is coming our way via the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. There are students posting from all over the globe, from first grade through high school, and from many different backgrounds and cultures. One thing I noticed as I’ve been reading is the variety of formats students are using to share their Slices. Of course, a Slice of Life Story is at its heart a story, not information piece, like an article or a report. But some students are choosing different ways to structure their Slices.
Take, for example, this student’s Slice, which has an essay structure:
The Slice is about a do-over moment in the student’s life. The student would like to play the alto saxophone instead of the trumpet. The Slice tells why by listing what is essentially a thesis and reasons.
And check out this stunning Slice of Life written as a poem:
Of course, many Slices are written as small moment stories, ones that put the reader right in the middle of the action, such as:
For more on what a Slice of Life Story is and isn’t, see Stacey’s lovely info graphic.
- 31 Slices (ideas for topics)
- Essential Information (includes classroom materials, details on Twitter hashtags, and thoughts about commenting)
- Q&A About the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (watch a video call with elementary school students)