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Hello!  And welcome back to the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge!

As a classroom teacher, you may have begun to hear some of your students wondering aloud, “What should I write about?”  Well, how about a “Throwback Thursday” to help jumpstart ideas for your writers?  Last year, co-author  shared the following awesome idea for jump-starting students’ writing:

Some of my students are starting to complain they have no more ideas for writing. Others have been writing about the same thing each day and might benefit from trying out a new topic. I am planning on making a jar of inspiration with some writing prompts and ideas, folded up like little fortune cookies. How are you helping students to get fresh ideas for daily blogging?



Please only post the link to your students’ slices of life here. Do not post the link to your personal slice of life stories here.

Since we are mid-challenge now, please click here if you would like a full listing of reminders that have been included at the bottom of each Classroom Slice of Life Challenge page.  It will take you back to March 14th where, at the bottom, you will find all repeating reminders.

As always, should you find you have questions, please contact one of us as suggested below:

    • If your last name begins with the letters A – F, please email questions to Deb, DebFrazier4 {at} gmail {dot} com
    • If your last name begins with the letters G – L, please email questions to Beth, beth [at] elizabethmoore [dot] work
    • If your last name begins with the letters M- R please email questions to Kathleen, Mrs.Sokolowski {at} gmail {dot} com
    • If your last name begins with the letters S – Z, please email questions to Lanny, Lanny.Ball {at} gmail {dot} com


Lanny Ball View All

For more than 27 years, Lanny has taught, coached, presented, staff developed, and consulted within the exciting and enigmatic world of literacy. With unyielding passion and belief in the possibility of workshop teaching, Lanny has worked to support students, teachers, and school administrators around the country in outgrowing themselves as both writers and readers. Working first as a classroom teacher, then as a coach and TCRWP Staff Developer, Lanny is now a literacy specialist, working and living in the great state of Connecticut. Outside of literacy, he enjoys raising his three ambitious young daughters with his wife, and playing the piano. Find him on this blog, as well as on Twitter @LannyBall. Lanny is also a co-author of a blog dedicated to supporting teachers and coaches that maintain classroom writing workshops,

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