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Welcome to Day 5 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge.


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  1. If you haven’t already we encourage you to reach out to another teacher who is participating in the challenge and partner up. You may find it a bit easier to teach your students to comment on other students’ writing if you get familiar with one or two other classroom blogs and how they work.
  2. 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. This is the link to Day 1 only. This link will change each day. You should visit the Two Writing Teachers blog daily for the newest link.


Today’s Question for Classroom SOLSC Teachers: How do you help students find ideas for their posts? Please respond in the comments below.

For returning participants: Note the change to this year’s challenge. Instead of leaving the permalink in the comments, please leave your permalink in the padlet and respond to the daily question/inspiration instead! 


After reading the information in the links above, if you still have questions about the Classroom SOLSC contact one of us. (Please don’t use Twitter or Facebook to contact us with SOLSC questions).

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email questions to DebFrazier4{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to beth{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters N- S, please email questions to Lanny Ball lanny.ball[{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Kathleen Sokolowski mrs.sokolowski{at}


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Literacy Coach, Consultant, Author, Graduate Course Instructor, and Mom. Passionate about fostering a love of reading and writing in learners of all ages.

10 thoughts on “2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 5 OF 31 Leave a comment

  1. Students are back and we are trying to work out the problems to get them all on. Please join us! We are starting with a six words to describe their winter break. I thought that would be easy!!


  2. We did heart maps, and I also share with them different strategies I use (reading other posts, keeping an idea list, noticing moments throughout the day, planning ideas while driving / doing chores / etc) and have them plan which strategies might work best for them when they get stuck. (This is part of their initial goal sheet we did last week.) Since we use WriteAbout, I also collected a ton of personal prompts that would make great slices in an idea gallery for them, which you can see even if you don’t use WriteAbout:


  3. We talk about “What is a Slice of Life?” I will bring up my blog and we talk a lot about just noticing what goes on around them. We do “Free Write Fridays”, which is very similar to what slices are as they talk about their lives. My students start to connect with the fact we are doing 31 free writes, they just happen to be posted on their blog! 🙂


  4. In addition to the list of ideas we all keep in our notebooks, I try to point out possibilities as we go throughout day. Morning Meeting share time is ripe for slicing opportunities. Women being able to drive here in Saudi soon came up yesterday. That led to lots of conversations about memories from car trips. Those became slices.


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