Monthly Archive: April, 2016

Thirty One Days of Writing in Third Grade

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Anytime you try something new, there will be lessons learned. The Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) was an ambitious endeavor for my third graders, but a very worthwhile one. As I reflect on the experience, I consider the successes, the difficulties and ways to improve upon what I started this year.

Q&A with Kate DiCamillo

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The one and only Kate DiCamillo is here today to talk about her new novel, Raymie Nightingale. Read the interview and then leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of her book.

Growing Writers, One Challenge at a Time

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This year, our class motto has been “Push through the struggle.” Originally a mantra of one student, but quickly became the motto of the community. These are the words used to encourage each other to persevere in all learning tasks. The Slice Of Life Story Challenge was no exception!

Ten Tips for Coaching into Writing Partnerships

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Do you ever have the feeling that every time you come near a partnership, they stop what they were really doing? Here are ten tips for coaching into partnerships, without taking over.

SOL Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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Welcome back to the year-long Tuesday SOL challenge!

ICYMI: The EdCollab Gathering

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Take a peek at our presentation from Saturday at #theedcollabgathering.

Independent Persuasive Writing Projects

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A possible plan for a unit on persuasive writing independent projects

What we learned about writing from an author visit

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The first thing I did when I learned that we had access to Google hangout in our classroom, was to schedule an author visit…

SOLSC Participant Pledge

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Enter to win a prize for participating in the 9th annual SOLSC!

EdCollab Gathering

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Four of us will present at The Educator Collaborative Spring Gathering tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.