Welcome to Day 8 Classroom Slicers!
Just a reminder, our concierges are available to you if you have problems with your posts or other issues related to the classroom challenge.
If your last name begins with A-M, contact Linda Baie: LindaB414[at]gmail[dot]com If your last name begins with N-Z, contact Margaret Simon: margaretsmn[at]gmail[dot]com or her school email masimon[at]iberia[dot]k12[dot]la[dot]us.
Of course, you can always contact Anna at AnnaGCockerilleLiteracy[at]gmail[dot]com.
Thanks for all of your hard work, and for reaching out to other Slicers with comments. It’s the encouraging feedback that keeps us going when the challenge gets tough.
- 31 Slices (ideas for topics)
- Essential Information
- Q&A About the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (watch a video call with elementary school students)
Anna is a staff developer, literacy coach, and writer, based in New York City. She taught internationally in places such as Sydney, Australia; San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Auckland, New Zealand in addition to New York before becoming a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University (TCRWP). She has been an adjunct instructor in the Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College, and teaches at TCRWP where she helps participants bring strong literacy instruction into their classrooms. Anna recently co-wrote Bringing History to Life with Lucy Calkins, part of the 2013 series Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing (Heinemann). She has been a researcher for Lucy Calkins, contributing especially to Pathways to the Common Core (Heinemann, 2012) and Navigating Nonfiction (Heinemann, 2010).