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Two Writing Teachers Summer Vacation


My colleagues and I at Two Writing Teachers will be taking a little vacation from our blog during the month of July. The six of us will be recharging our batteries, planning and brainstorming, coming up with even more great ideas to share with our lovely community of teachers and writers.

But don’t worry, we’ve got lots to keep you going in the meantime!


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 bloggers.

Our  Slice of Life Story Challenge  posts will continue every Tuesday as usual, of course! If you haven’t sliced yet, July is the perfect time to try it for the first time. It will change your writing life.  Simply write a story from your life on your own blog, and then on Tuesdays, share a link to your story in the comments section on our SOLSC post. Comment on at least three other posts, and enjoy all the comments that you will receive in return. Join us!



We’ll return to regular posting on our blog on August 4th, when we kick off our blog series, Sharpening Your Workshop Routines. This series will come just at the right time, as you start setting up your classroom and thinking about ways to make the 2014-2015 school year the best year ever.


And be sure to join us Monday, August 11th 8:30-9:30 pm EST for our Sharpening Your Workshop Routines Twitter Chat. We’ll host a conversation on ways to get your classroom up and running in the best ways possible!


Amidst your summertime fun, we hope you will:

  • Check out our blogroll, which is categorized at the bottom of our main page and at the bottom of every post. There are many other excellent bloggers who will continue to provide fresh content about literacy while we’re away.
  • Use our archives to search for what you need. We have a ton of archived content on nearly every aspect of writing workshop. Just type the key words you’re searching for (e.g., “poetry,” “storytelling,” “writing workshop”) into the search bar. The search bar can be found by scrolling to the bottom of any page on our blog.
  • Click around our other blogs:
  • Follow us on Twitter (you can see our Twitter feeds at the bottom of our main page):


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Enjoy! Please come back and join us for our blog series in August!

5 thoughts on “Two Writing Teachers Summer Vacation

  1. School has just ended for me and I’m already trying to figure out how best to include writer’s workshop at all in our curriculum. Thank you for helping me to look forward to getting back to basics in my classroom and for all the great reference links! Happy summer…here’s to replenishing our best writing selves!


  2. I hope you all enjoy your well-deserved break and are able to rest, relax, recharge & read. Was just mentioning to both Stacey and Tara last week that you guys have been “on fire” the last few months with your posts. Time to cool off for a while! 🙂


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