Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 19 of 31
It’s Day 19 Classroom Slicers!
Stacey’s info-graphic is a great reminder of what a Slice of Life Story is and isn’t. When I’ve worked on writing projects with Lucy Calkins, I’ve often heard her say, ” We need to bring the lion out of the marble.” She is, of course, referring to a clunky draft that needs to be fine tuned so that the real message or meaning comes across.
It’s tempting to write a Slice that is a summary or a retelling of an entire day, or an entire event, or an entire time of year. However, the real gems are often the zoomed-in, small moments that capture a feeling, an interaction, a lesson, an important memory.
Today, why not look closer at your Slice and see if there are any lions hiding in the marble?
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC Classroom bloggers.
- 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)