Monthly Archive: January, 2016

Tuesday Slice of Life

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“Although it’s true that those who regularly publish are writers, they don’t own writing.  Writing is for all of us.” – Tom Romano in Write What Matters Please write your Slice, share your link,… Continue reading

What do I do with all of my students’ writing?

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Are you feeling inundated with paper in your writing workshop? Here are some quick tips to help you help your students organize their writing so that their desks and writing folders are less cluttered.

Making Structure Visible

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Teaching structural elements sometimes takes a visual touch.

Looking for March Slice of Life Story Challenge Prize Donations

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In a few weeks, we will begin our 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC). The rewards for writing for 31 consecutive days are numerous: you will develop a writing habit, sharpen your writing skills, find your voice as a writer, belong to a writing community, receive peer feedback, and learn to savor the struggle of writing.

Betsy’s One Little Word of 2016

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All week the TWT team has been sharing our One Little Word for 2016! If you missed any be sure to take a look at the inspirational words for the new year.

Tara’s One Little Word of 2016

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In the past, I have had to go hunting for my One Little Word, but this year I just knew what it would be.

Stacey’s One Little Word of 2016

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Expressing thanks for the big things, and seemingly insignificant things, can lead to happiness.

Kathleen’s One Little Word of 2016

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My fourth grade self’s advice, my grandmother’s influence, participating in the Literacy Leaders’ Forum, and even a Facebook quiz and a fortune cookie have all pointed me in the direction of my One Little Word for 2016…HAPPY.

New Year, New Hashtag

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Happy New Year, Slicers.  Before you link your Slice of Life Story today, please note our new hashtag #sol16.  Please use #sol16 on Twitter to connect to other Slicers. Last year we opened… Continue reading

Beth’s One Little Word for 2016

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Play is at the top of my list for 2016, and I want to shout it from the rooftops. Pitting play against literacy is a false dichotomy. It’s not either/or. The way to teach literacy is to provide time for kids to play, talk, dance and sing their little hearts out!

Dana’s One Little Word of 2016

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I finally found my word.  I had been looking everywhere, but my word escaped me.  I was starting to panic.  Was I going to begin 2016 wordless?   I thought about all the ways I… Continue reading

Deb’s One Little Word For 2016

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When I reflect on the flux in my life, I waiver between pure joy of what’s to come and loss of what has been. Moving forward is scary when you have so dearly loved all that has been. Just writing this makes me pause.