Author Archive

OLW Check-In: Note

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How’s your OLW going this year? Mine has been popping up again recently and reminding me to make more of an effort.

Spontaneous Sparks

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My students got extra creative when we used some extra time in a spontaneous way!

Before You Go…

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It’s that time of year when we start to think about all the things we didn’t get to do with our students! Here are five writing exercises I am going to make sure students don’t leave without!

More Than Tinkering: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Revision is a process. It is also a frequently misunderstood endeavor. As a teacher, I have often revised my beliefs to re-see my goals and purpose when it comes to teaching my writers the best revision strategies.

SOLSC 2018 Prize Winners

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It’s been almost two weeks since the March SOLSC of 2018 and we know you’ve been patiently waiting for the prize winners! We had amazing donors this year and so much support from the slicing community. Thanks to all and of course, good luck!

The Winner? It Could be YOU!

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Are you ready to see a winner reveal?

Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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What keeps you going on day twenty? Look around you! Get inspired by the whispering deer, a silent blue jay, the creaking branch, or the squeak of a swing. A story is waiting.

Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Writing for yourself awakens your inner writer. Write from your head and heart.

Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Welcome to the eighteenth day of the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!   ANNOUNCEMENTS Do you use Blogger? Do you like comments? Did you know some slicers are finding it very difficult… Continue reading

Day 17 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Another commenting challenge begins today!

Our Second Mid-Month Weekend Commenting Challenge #SOL18

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Get the fire extinguisher ready because your fingers might burst into flames with commenting motivation when I tell you what our second mid-month commenting challenge prize is going to be this weekend!

Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Congratulations, you’ve officially reached the halfway point!

Day 15 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Are you seeking out the voices of our slicing community? Be sure to read the announcements again today as I share my own experience through writing, sharing, and giving.

Day 14 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please read the announcement in today’s post about what is and isn’t considered a slice of life submission. You might get inspired to try something new!

Day 13 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Are you playing as a writer?

When Ideas Collide

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I’m not someone who rides horseback but I often get to let go of the reigns and see where I might end up. My students never disappoint.

Day 12 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Today is the last day to fill out the Google Form for the mid-month commenting challenge. Come join us and share a slice!

Day 11 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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What’s the writer’s voice in your head telling you?

Day 10 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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You are ten days into a writing habit! Keep it up and surprise yourself!

Crushed It!

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Crushed It (defined): To feel positive, get more done, or in general be a better person. How are you crushing it in the classroom?