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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

The Art of Listening

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Silence. It is the other side of talk. It is the back board of listening. When we are silent it opens up our mind to what is going on around us. It allows… Continue reading

Call For Volunteers: Will You Help?

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Can you believe the March SOLSC is just over a month away? We hope you will join us and if you are feeling extra adventurous consider being a volunteer to help with this endeavor!

Betsy’s One Little Word of 2015

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I thought a lot about my word for 2015. Anyone who is choosing a word to define their year typically does put some weight on the idea. It can mean as much as… Continue reading

Awaken the Writer Inside of You

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I first heard of the “Heart Map” in 2003 from Nancie Atwell at Walloon Institute in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I remember thinking it was genius. Then a year later I read the book,… Continue reading

Throwback Week: Student Self-Assessment: Introducing the Writing Checklist

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Back in October, Tara introduced us to her checklist process with students. What I love about this post is that Tara doesn’t have students use a checklist merely for the purpose of checking… Continue reading

Where Do the Words Go?

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When students first begin writing their stories they are oral and planned drawings. Eventually, however, letters and words begin to emerge on the page. How do we instruct this change? It first begins with… Continue reading