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Welcome to Day 10 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! So glad you are here!


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  1. Please be sure to comment on our daily inspiration/questions. We are hoping this will foster a sense of community among the teachers who are participating! Have an idea for how to do this even better? Great! Leave your suggestion in the comments or contact us using the information below.
  2. 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.
  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. 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:

What kind of feedback from student writers have you been hearing about the blogging challenge?

Please respond in the comments below, or leave a question or thought you have about the challenge so far.


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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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,

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

  1. I’ve been really impressed with how my slicers are finding the tiniest things to write about–a calendar, a dishwasher, a struggle with a seatbelt. They add new ideas to our list every day.


  2. We have conversations all the time about what would make a good slice. A student whose mother teaches at our school was having a conversation with her about how he was sleep walking. Sounds like a good topic for a slice. The true test, though, is the weekend. Will they write this weekend? Badges are helping to motivate them beyond expectations. They are also somewhat competitive with their classmates. Most of all, I think they are thinking about writing more and more every day.


    • I am so happy to hear they are enjoying the challenge and most importantly THEY are writing! When I sliced with my students I held a Monday Weekend Warrior Celebration! On Monday we all took a minute to read the posts from the weekend and then I encouraged the class to comment on them during the day. This was a popular way to get kids writing on the weekend.

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  3. I love that Kristi! A few who I didn’t anticipate would be excited do seem to be blogging more! It’s been so inconsistent for me at work- out of the classroom for PD sessions and I was at a conference yesterday. Hoping to build more consistency soon.


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