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 the Dublin Literacy… Continue reading
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 grade Units of… Continue reading
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.
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!
Our students spend their time in choice-based, unit-driven writing workshops. They are not accustomed to writing to a prompt.
Before you share the link to your slice of life story today, I hope you’ll take a moment to consider doing something to give back to first-time Slicers this March.
I miss many things about being a classroom teacher. I miss the camaraderie with the students, the collegiality with the staff, and the sense that what I’m doing really matters. I miss the… Continue reading