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Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge


Hello Writers! Welcome to the first Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge in July. Summer is a wonderful time to begin something new. If you’re joining us for the first time, here are some FAQs from our Slice of Life info page.

If you are a veteran Slicer, welcome back, we are thrilled you are here.

FAQ’S for the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

How do I start?

Are you wondering what a slice of life story is? Click on this image to enlarge & to learn more.

Take it step-by-step:

  • Start a blog. Blogger and WordPress are easy to navigate and have great step-by-step directions when getting started.

  • Write and post a Slice on your blog. A Slice is a little segment of your day.

  • Copy the unique URL (this is the link that goes directly to your blog post, not just a link to your blog).

  • Visit the Two Writing Teachers “Call for Slices” post on Tuesday.

  • Paste the unique URL in a comment with a short snippet about your Slice. Here is an example:

    Comment: My Slice:  What the extra hour of Fall Back is really for:

  • Read and comment on at least three other Slicers’ posts.

Anna Gratz Cockerille View All

Anna is a staff developer, literacy coach, and writer, based in New York City. She taught internationally in places such as Sydney, Australia; San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Auckland, New Zealand in addition to New York before becoming a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University (TCRWP). She has been an adjunct instructor in the Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College, and teaches at TCRWP where she helps participants bring strong literacy instruction into their classrooms. Anna recently co-wrote Bringing History to Life with Lucy Calkins, part of the 2013 series Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing (Heinemann). She has been a researcher for Lucy Calkins, contributing especially to Pathways to the Common Core (Heinemann, 2012) and Navigating Nonfiction (Heinemann, 2010).

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    • Fireflies were on my mind too, Rose! I enjoyed your post, especially when you admitted to singing to try to discern their rhythm. This is also a nice piece showing how wonderment can lead to research 🙂


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