CLASSROOM SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE: DAY 14 OF 31
Welcome to Day 14!
Slice of Life writing is all about being attentive to everything around you, because you never know where an idea for a writing might be hiding, just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes, a Slice of Life is hiding within plain sight, right outside your window, as Kaitlyn discovered one winter day when she wrote this slice :
I was sitting in the living room, listening to the wind roaring outside. I turned to peek out of the big windows that looked out to my back yard. The strength of the wind blew the tree branches to the left, making a slight rustling sound. The snow looked like white sheets, floating down from the clouds. You could only notice the individual snowflakes if you peered very closely to the clouds of snow. Once you could notice the snowflakes, they looked like butterfly wings, fluttering ever so slightly. The snow perfectly coated the bare tree branches, creating the illusion of powdered sugar being gently sifted onto the branches. On the deck, the snow was piled so it sat up to at least a foot. I wondered what I could do outside in the snow, with my friends. But that is a story for another time…
We loved Kaitlyn’s craft moves, especially at the end where she left it open to her imagination with those ellipses, and left us waiting for her next slice.!
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.
- Katie’s Slice of Life invitation Googledoc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DxqpPw3TieVT5BMu-vKhg4Px6ACucCkgVZW7ZFyqdXQ/edit?usp=sharing
- 31 Slices (ideas for topics)
- Essential Information (includes classroom materials, details on Twitter hashtags, and thoughts about commenting)
- Q&A About the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (watch a video call with elementary school students)
I teach Writing Workshop, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders at a middle school in suburban New Jersey. This blog is my attempt to capture all the "stuff" that goes into my teaching life - the planning, the dreaming, the reading, the preparing, the hoping and (above all) the kids.
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