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Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop at any Age: Starting With What Matters Most

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Before you embark on the adventure that is your school year, you will want to consider: How will you fuel your teaching? What is it that inspires you? Why do you come to work each day?

It’s Tuesday! Time to Share a Slice of Life!

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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 SOL bloggers.

Three Tips for Summer Storytelling Practice

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Whether you tell stories with the children in your life, or share stories with other adults, these tips will get you started and keep you going all summer long.

Literacy Coaches: Three Ideas for Next Year’s Goals

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Are you a literacy coach? Here are three ideas to try next year.

Summer Writing Bucket List

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What’s on your summer writing bucket list? You don’t need to have a novel hiding in your desk drawer to call yourself a writer. All the small things add up. If you don’t have a list going already, here’s a little inspiration for Summer 2016.

If Your School Year Were a Book: Endings

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As the end of this particular school year draws near, you might think about the qualities of your favorite stories to help you plan an ending that is meaningful for your students.

Purposeful Play: A Review and a Giveaway

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In the new book Purposeful Play: A Teachers Guide to Igniting Deep & Joyful Learning Across the Day, Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler have laid out the research and practical advice that many of us have been looking for.

ICYMI: Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts Blog Series

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This is the blog series for you if you are looking for inspiration or advice on using all sorts of mentor texts in your classroom including published books, student work, digital media, and teacher-created texts.

Reading Like a Writer, Step-By-Step: Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts

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This week at Two Writing Teachers will be sharing ideas about teaching writing with mentor texts: from published books, to student work, digital media, to teacher-created texts. This blog series will inspire you to dive in and find the perfect texts to learn from with your students.

ICYMI: School Leadership Blog Series on #TWTBlog

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Over the past week we’ve had the honor of hosting posts from school leaders including principals, superintendents, curriculum coordinators, supervisors, and directors. Their posts brought a different perspective to our community here at Two Writing Teachers and we thank them for that.

Ten Tips for Coaching into Writing Partnerships

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Do you ever have the feeling that every time you come near a partnership, they stop what they were really doing? Here are ten tips for coaching into partnerships, without taking over.

Day 23 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

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Welcome to Day 23 of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. We’re glad you’re with us!

Day 22 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

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Welcome to Day 22 of the March SOLSC! You’re on the home stretch!

Day 21 of the March SOLSC

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You made it to Day 21 of #sol16! Hooray!

Day 20 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

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Welcome to Day 20 of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge# #sol16

Day 19 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

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Welcome to Day 19! We’re so glad you’re with us!

Day 18 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

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Welcome to the 18th day of the Slice of Life Story Challenge #sol16

Day 17 of the March SOLSC

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Welcome to Day 17 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Day 16 of the March SOLSC

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Welcome to Day 16!

Day 15 of the March SOLSC

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Congratulations! You made it to Day 15!