Author Archive

July Blogging Break

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Announcing a short pause in our regular blogging schedule

Show Up and Do the Work

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A lesson from Kate DiCamillo

DIY Literacy: A Review & Giveaway

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DIY Literacy will give you the tools you need to reach all your students

Nerdy Birdy: A Review & Giveaway

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When I first opened Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds, I was not (yet) reading it with the eye of a writer.  I was way too smitten with the bird on the front cover.  I mean,… Continue reading

Watch and Notice

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Help your students see the possibilities by writing in front of them

Create Your Own Text: Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts

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Use a teacher-written mentor text for your next unit of study

How Do We Develop a Writing Identity?

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How can we help students develop identities as writers?

2016 SOLSC Prize Winners

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Announcing the prize winners of the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge

Using Protocols to Look at Student Writing: P.D. Possibilities

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You can use protocols to examine student writing.

DAY 14 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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You’ve been writing for fourteen straight days! Keep going!

DAY 13 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Day 13. Have you found your writing groove yet?

A Challenge for First Time Slicers

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If this is your first time participating in the SOLSC, this challenge is for you!

DAY 12 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Today is day 12 of the March SOLSC.

Write, Share, Give.

DAY 11 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Today is Day 11. Share your SOLS link here.

DAY 10 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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You are 10 days in the challenge! Write your story, share your link, and give at least three comment to other Slicers.

DAY 9 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Here we go with Day 9!

DAY 8 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Write your story, share your link, and give at least 3 comments. We are on Day 8!

DAY 7 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Today is Day 7. Share your link here.

DAY 6 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

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Today is Day 6 of the 9th Annual SOLSC.

Better Late Than Never

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You can still sign up for the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.