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Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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We hope you’ll join us this Tuesday for the Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Join us each Tuesday for the Slice of Life Story Challenge! It’s never too late to start!

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Join us every Tuesday for the Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

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Taking care of yourself is a lot of work. Our school nurse shared a tool with us today that I hope you’ll find helpful.

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Join us every Tuesday for the Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud Right Now

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Maya Angelou said, “Prepare yourself, so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud.” I’m working on it. I hope you’ll join me.

Writing With My Kindergartener At Home

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Like many of you, I am learning how to teach my own two kids at home. I’m a little hesitant to say “homeschool” because what I’m doing isn’t really the same as true… Continue reading

The Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge at Home: Advice for Families

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Usually, readers of Two Writing Teachers are teachers and literacy coaches. However, this post is as much for families at home with kids as it is for teachers.

DAY 16 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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It is now Day 16 of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! #SOL20

DAY 15 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Welcome Day 15 Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! We are HALFWAY THERE! #SOL20

DAY 14 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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It’s the 14th day of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! You’ve posted for two full weeks in a row! You’re on a roll now! #SOL20

DAY 13 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Welcome to the 13th day of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Who says Friday the 13th is bad luck? Not us! #SOL20

DAY 12 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Welcome to Day 12 of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! You’re really doing it! #SOL20

Background Noise for Writing Workshop

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How quiet is too quiet, when it comes to writing workshop?

How To Name An Explicit Teaching Point for Writers

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A clear teaching point helps students understand the work, and makes your conference more memorable. A concisely stated teaching point is also is a tool for keeping your conference focused and effective.

How-To Writing for All Ages: Expand the Possibilities of Genres You Teach

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I was surprised to discover that some kids see How-To’s as something that is only for kindergarteners. I wonder how many teachers might also think of How-To’s as something that is too easy for older writers.

Literacy Coaches: Thinking Ahead to May & June — Already?!

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Here are three things I’m working on, right now, in the first week of February.

Overview of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge

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This March, we’ll host the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.

A Few Reasons to Stop Writing on Student Work

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Even if you were somebody who enjoyed your teachers’ written comments or corrections on your papers, there are some solid reasons to consider not writing on your students’ work.

Something Do-Able to Try: The Editing Minute

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Most of us probably do it without even thinking much about it, but our young writers might not have developed this important habit.