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SOL Tuesday

Welcome all slicers!  So happy you stopped by today!  This writing community is amazing!


WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers.


  • The Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge is continuing this month.  Be sure to check out the Padlet that Kathleen posted in order to visit and comment on some classroom blogs.  Support our youngest Slicers!

Be Inspired

April is National Poetry Month!  If you’re looking for ways to incorporate poetry into your virtual classroom, check out ‘s 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in the Virtual Classroom.

“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.”



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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