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DAY 10 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Remember, today all slicers get 23 hours to slice due to Daylight Savings Time.

DAY 9 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Time zones and time changes! It can all get pretty confusing. Take a look at the announcement section on today’s post to get clarity.

DAY 8 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Comments are a slicers treat! Visit some new-to-you slicers today.

DAY 7 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Seven days into a daily writing habit. Congratulations!

Teaching Writers to Reflect + Giveaway

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For the past two weeks, I’ve been immersing myself in some reflection. This book, TEACHING WRITERS TO REFLECT, has been an excellent tool as I pass along reflective practices to my students.

ICYMI: Teaching Writing with a Social Justice Lens

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We hope you enjoyed our February Blog Series!

Mentor Texts to Increase Empathy: Teaching Writing with a Social Justice Lens

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Today I continue our conversation with mentor texts when teaching writing through a social justice lens. Empathy is the first step toward building understandings beyond ourselves. It takes imagination and compassion.

Write. Share. Give.

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January is almost over but it’s not too late to start a writing habit! Join us today for #SOL19.

It’s SOL Tuesday!

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Share your Slice of Life story here!

Write. Share. Give.

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Welcome to another Tuesday of writing!

Where to Begin: Developing Fiction Writers

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My students have been getting sparked by a character to develop believable stories in their realistic fiction unit.

SOL Tuesday!

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Welcome to SOL Tuesday! Take a peek at links and information related to the March Challenge ICYMI and of course–write, share, and give!

One Little Word Can Make all the Difference

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Welcome to a Roundup of our OLW posts for 2019!

A New Year and a New Hashtag!

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Welcoming 2019 with Tuesday Slice of Life and a new hashtag! #SOL19

SOL Tuesday and Holiday Wishes

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Love and best wishes from all of us at #TWTBlog on the last SOL Tuesday of 2018!

SOL Tuesday is Here!

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Get up and write today!

SOL Tuesday

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Stop for a moment today and write.

Reimagining Writing Assessment: A Reflection + Giveaway

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In the opening pages of Maja Wilson’s book, REIMAGINING WRITING ASSESSMENT, Thomas Newkirk gets the ball rolling with this statement, “Rubrics regularly fail to offer help to a writer because they focus on what writing has (features) not what writing does (effect).” Today I’m sharing my reflections as well as offering a giveaway to one lucky reader.

Transitioning From Support to Independence

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What areas of independence do you wish writers took on more freely in your workshop?

Write. Share. Give.

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Welcome to the final month of 2018’s Slice of Life community!