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Growing Students Who Love Poetry

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  Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending the Michigan Reading Association conference in Grand Rapids, MI. I had been preparing my own presentation for the event and had neglected to… Continue reading

Throwback Week: NOTICE & NOTE AND MEMOIR–WHEN READING WORKSHOP MEETS WRITING WORKSHOP

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Let’s check in on a moment in Tara’s class from early November of last year as she shares connections between reading and writing workshop.

Write, Share, Give

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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 SOLS bloggers. Stretch yourself as a… Continue reading

The Reading Strategies Book

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Have plans mid-June? Cancel them and prepare to run to your nearest bookstore. The Reading Strategies Book by Jen Serravallo is a must and is intended for grades K-8!

Write, Share, Give

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Have you been a year-long slicer?

Writing Day and Night!

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Check out Michigan author, Ruth McNally Barshaw and a peek at our family literacy night!

Write, Share, Give

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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 SOLS bloggers. Don’t wait. Write NOW!… Continue reading

Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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You are practically in the final stretch! Doesn’t it feel great? Keep it going, don’t stop now!

Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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“Even the silence has a story to tell you. Just listen, listen.” -Jacqueline Woodsen Listen to your story today and listen to the stories of others. This is day 19 of the SOLSC, you got this.

Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Day 18! Write and share yourself today. Be sure to comment on at least three other slicers today and listen to their stories.

Day 17 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Slice and leave at least three comments on three other bloggers today! Try choosing someone you haven’t commented on yet to get to know a new writer.

Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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You are at the halfway mark. Keep going. Keep inspiring others to write. Keep reading and writing. It is changing your life for the better.

Day 15 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Serve up a slice from your life today and share a comment with at least three other bloggers today!

Day 14 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Happy slicing today! Remember to comment on three fellow bloggers today.

Day 13 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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What’s happening in your world today? Share it here on the thirteenth day of the SOLSC! Be sure to comment on three slicers today as well.

Day 12 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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Don’t forget to comment on three other bloggers today. Consider coming back and commenting on someone who posted later in the day as well! We all need a little comment love.

Day 11 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

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It’s day eleven! Remember to give at least three other slicers some comment love during the day today.

A Slice of Poetry

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Slice up a quick write and a poem may emerge!

#DUBLIT15

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I am a Michigan girl at heart, but there is something special about the educators in and around the Dublin, Ohio area. I had the privilege of presenting and attending the Dublin Literacy… Continue reading

Aim Higher: The Rest of the Story

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Earlier in the week Anna talked about making goals visible. This is so true. When we make goals visible for students they are able to go back to that visual multiple times and… Continue reading