The 14th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge begins on Monday, March 1st!
Last year’s Slice of Life Story Challenge helped members of our writing community feel more connected as educators and humans when COVID-19 hit many of our communities. As the pandemic continues to rage, the #TWTBlog team recognizes the strain on educators. We hope the Slice of Life Community can offer balance to an imbalanced and imperfect world.
If you’re unsure about how you’ll make the time for a daily writing habit in an already hectic school year, then I encourage you to join me, Betsy Hubbard, and eight members of the Slice of Life Community for a Facebook Live Session this Sunday, January 31st at 2:00 p.m. EDT. We’ll be talking about why taking the time to cultivate and maintain a daily writing habit matters — especially now.
If you’re still unsure about participating, please read one — or both — of these pieces I’ve written (before you fill out the form below) about being a teacher who writes:
If you’re ready to commit to being part of our month-long writing challenge, please fill out the following form even if you filled it out last year. (We retire our database every year.) It will help the co-author team keep track of who is participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Further, it helps us contact you if you’ve won a prize during the month or if there’s a problem with one of the links you leave.
This year, we are asking participants to complete this form no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, 3/1/21 in order to be in the running for prizes. This form will close on the morning of March 2nd. In keeping with the spirit of a month-long challenge, it is important to participate fully all thirty-one days.
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If you have questions about the individual challenge, you may contact one of these co-authors.
- If your last name begins with the letters A – F, please email questions to Amy Ellerman at ellermanamy[at]gmail.com.
- If your last name begins with the letters G – L, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at]gmail.com.
- If your last name begins with the letters M – Q, please email questions to Beth Moore at beth[at]elizabethmoore.work.
- If your last name begins with the letters R – U, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]gmail.com.
- If your last name begins with the letters V – Z, please email questions to Stacey Shubitz at stacey[at]staceyshubitz.com.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).