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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?

Student-Led Small Groups: Beyond the Fundamentals of Writing Workshop

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Small group instruction allows for efficiency and strategy sessions with more than one student. Allowing students to lead these groups and sessions gives purpose and opportunity to not only further the understandings of the leader but impacts your community of writers as they grow.

Do You Ever Wonder?

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How do you respond to the recursive “I’m done,” and every other form of the phrase? Maybe it isn’t about them.

In the Name of Accountability

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When is the last time you asked yourself, “What do I believe?” Have you asked your students what they believe? Our level of success is often a reflection of what we believe in ourselves. Having the power to make moves in our learning is less about being held accountable and more about revising our beliefs as we learn.

Betsy’s OLW for 2018

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Our OLW posts conclude today and comments on the giveaway close this evening at 11:59 EST. We hope you have enjoyed our One Little Word posts to open the year of 2018. We humbly enter another year as a group of co-authors who thoroughly enjoy being a part of your lives as teachers, writers, and dreamers. 

A Winter Recess

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A winter recess is upon us here at Two Writing Teachers. A break is nice, but we have a lot in store for 2018. We can’t wait to come back in January with a fresh start!

OLW Reflection: Step

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Reflecting on the steps of the year as I watch students taking their own.

It’s SOL Tuesday!

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Warm up with a story.

Write. Share. Give.

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What’s new in your world? Share a story and connect with a community. It’s SOL Tuesday!

SOL Tuesday

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Share a story today. It’s Tuesday SOL!

Misunderstandings Within The Writing Process

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The writing process is not always linear, it is not a circle of steps, it is not something that needs to be done the same way twice. The writing process might be different everytime a writer sits down to start. It might be different for someone writing a poem one day and an essay a week later. The writing process is as unique as the writer. Embrace the process and its endless possibilities as students move forward.

SOL Tuesday

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Write. Share. Give.
Welcome to the weekly Slice of LIfe.

Parental Intentions: Solving Predictable Problems

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Children deserve a caring adult in their corner. Sometimes good intentions can backfire. As we continue the series on Predictable Problems, today we tackle parental figures and misunderstandings related to the writing workshop.

National Day on Writing: Last Minute Ideas!

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It’s not too late to plan a celebration of National Day on Writing. NCTE celebrates on this day each year the importance and most of all the delight that writing can bring to our lives using #WhyIWrite as a common theme. Take a look at some quick ideas to get your celebration rolling if you didn’t set a plan in motion for this special day.