Monthly Archive: February, 2015

A Compliment Conference

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In my day-to-day teaching I often get swept up in trying to load students up with next step after next step… after next step. Sometimes, what might benefit some students most, however, is clear… Continue reading

Join our March SOLSC Welcome Wagon!

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The Eighth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge is just about three weeks away.  This will be my fourth Challenge, and although I feel as though I am a somewhat seasoned slicer, I… Continue reading

All About the Paper.

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Sometimes making a small change can produce big results.

Generating Ideas: Three Strategies from PiBoIdMo

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Three strategies to generate story ideas

Join Our Writing Community!

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Calling all educators! Whether you’re thinking about joining our writing community or coming back for your eighth March writing challenge, please take a few minutes to read this post. (NOTE: There’s a change to the way we’re doing prizes this year.)

SOL Tuesday + a Note About Comments

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We would like TWT to stay true to its mission as a place where educators who are passionate about writing can gather inspiration and share ideas. We value your participation and encourage you to comment on all our posts, and especially to comment on each other’s Slice of Life Stories. Please refer to these guidelines when commenting.

Taking Biography to the Next Level: The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra + An Interview + A Giveaway

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If you aren’t familiar with this delightful biography of Sun Ra by Chris Raschka, you should be. Learn about the ways that this book is a perfect mentor text, and hear about the writing process from the author.

Calling All Teachers! Join the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

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Calling all teachers and students! Join us for the March Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

ICYMI Aim Higher: Outgrow Old Goals and Set New Ones

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Last week Tara, Betsy, Dana, Anna, Stacey and I wrote about the importance of having writing goals for your students: how to set them, how to keep track of them, how to make them visible, and how to make them a part of your daily classroom life.

In cased you missed it, here’s a round up of our posts.