I am a Michigan girl at heart, but there is something special about the educators in and around the Dublin, Ohio area. I had the privilege of presenting and attending … Continue Reading #DUBLIT15
On Tuesday, my sixth graders will file into the large testing room our middle school has set up, and begin three days of ELA testing for the PARCC. The last … Continue Reading Gearing up for the PARCC Test: Some practice work
I don’t have a professional proofreader at my disposal (though I wish I did!). I know spell check isn’t a fool-proof method for getting my writing ready to go out into the world. But now I have Grammarly, a proofreading web application that finds and explains in-depth grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes online.
Take a look at all the amazing prices for the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Are you planning to participate in the SOLSC for the first time? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions from new participants.
Are you hoping for a magic spell that will make kids write?
I hope you’re gearing-up for a month of writing and sharing since there are five days and a wake-up until the 8th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge begins.
Recently, Stacey and I were chatting via email about why the teaching of conclusions isn’t presented as a separate minilesson in Bringing History to Life, the information writing unit in the 4th … Continue Reading Concluding Information Writing and Tailoring Instruction
Please fill out this form (It takes less than 5 minutes!) if you’ll be joining us for our month-long writing challenge, which begins on March 1st.
The Eighth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge is almost here! Stacey, Anna, Beth, Dana, Betsy and I are all sharing hosting duties this year, and are so looking forward … Continue Reading INTRODUCING THE SUPPORT TEAM FOR THE MARCH SOLSC!
Today is the annual Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10, hosted by Cathy Mere from Reflect and Refine, Mandy Robek of Enjoy and Embrace Learning, and Julie Balen of Write … Continue Reading Black History Month & Beyond – My #NF10for10 + 10 Book Giveaways
Are you looking for books to add to your Black History Month book list? Are you looking for mentor texts to teach your students certain writing crafts? You can add Seeds … Continue Reading Seeds of Freedom: A Review & Giveaway
Do you have a need for some Slicer swag? Stop by and visit our new Cafepress store. You can purchase some Slicer swag and do a good deed since all … Continue Reading SOL Tuesday & Slicer Swag
A lovely poem to celebrate the power of love and poetry.
A quick list of some favorite songs for writing celebrations, to brighten your day!
Last Tuesday, Clare wrote a wonderful slice of life post about what everyday learning in a classroom really looks like and feels like, aptly entitled: Learning is Managed Chaos. These … Continue Reading Charts and mini charts to anchor writing moves