CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 28 OF 31

Welcome to Day 28 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you can post the link to their writing.

I’ve written before about the writing class I took with the brilliant James Howe. We would often start class with a writing exercise meant to warm up our writing muscles. Once, James asked us to go on a virtual tour of our home, or our childhood house. He asked us to visit each room in our minds, and to think of moments or stories that occurred in each room. Then, he asked us to write the story of a moment that particularly inspired us.

Today, you might offer this strategy to your students as another way to generate ideas for writing. As they look for moments to write about, they can consider going on a tour of their homes. Notice moments, or even memories of moments, that occur in particular rooms, and write away.

Happy Slicing!

Reminders:

  1. If you haven’t read the Essential Information post, then please click here to read it now before you post the link to your students’ slice of life stories. Don’t forget to keep your students’ identities anonymous for their protection.
  2.  If your students are slicing from their personal blogs, then you should link their blog posts together using your classroom or personal blog. Then, share the permalink to the location of the “round up” of student slices. (Click here for more information on how to do this.) Individual students CANNOT link here directly. Students who are under 18 must have an adult linking for them. Any student links left without an adult link will be deleted.
  3. Only post the link to your students’ slices of life here. Do not post the link to your personal slice of life stories here. Go to the daily call for individual slice of life stories to post your personal slice.
  4. If this is the first comment you’ve left on Two Writing Teachers, then we will have to moderate your comment. We will be checking throughout the day in order to get your links up for the community as soon as possible. As long as you use the same username/email to log in going forward, your comments should appear instantly in the future.
  5. Any questions, please contact one of us.
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