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The Big Book of Details: A Review & Giveaway

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Are you always telling your students to add detail? This book is for you. Enter to win a copy!

9th Annual SOLSC Prize Reveal

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We have been working hard behind the scenes in preparation for the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  Are you participating this year?  Check back on our blog Sunday to sign up!… Continue reading

Looking at Student Writing

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Comparing two writing samples may be as effective as scoring using a rubric

Keeping a Class List of Writing Ideas: Discovering the Writer’s Life Blog Series

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One way to show students how to live a writer’s life

Discovering the Writer’s Life Blog Series

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How do you encourage your students to live a writerly life? Check out this week’s blog series.

Starting with Story

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I recently had the pleasure of attending the 25th Annual Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference in Illinois.  One of the sessions I attended was led by the brilliant and endearing Christopher Lehman.  His session centered… Continue reading

SOLS

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Today is Tuesday which means it is time to write your Slice, share your link, and give at least three comments to other bloggers.  Don’t forget to click on some unfamiliar names in the… Continue reading

Dialogue in First Grade

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See how these first graders added dialogue to their narrative writing.

Write, Share, Give – SOLS Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday which means it is time to write your Slice, share your link, and give at least three comments to other Slicers. I know so many of us have formed friendships through… Continue reading

I’m Trying to Love Spiders: A Review & Giveaway

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When my principal handed me a copy of Bethany Barton’s I’m Trying to Love Spiders, I was intrigued.  She had chosen this book as our Everybody Reads title for the month and I was… Continue reading

Tuesday Slice of Life

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“Although it’s true that those who regularly publish are writers, they don’t own writing.  Writing is for all of us.” – Tom Romano in Write What Matters Please write your Slice, share your link,… Continue reading

New Year, New Hashtag

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Happy New Year, Slicers.  Before you link your Slice of Life Story today, please note our new hashtag #sol16.  Please use #sol16 on Twitter to connect to other Slicers. Last year we opened… Continue reading

Dana’s One Little Word of 2016

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I finally found my word.  I had been looking everywhere, but my word escaped me.  I was starting to panic.  Was I going to begin 2016 wordless?   I thought about all the ways I… Continue reading

Drumroll, Please…

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The eight of us here at Two Writing Teachers love to share our passion for the teaching of writing.  We are not paid for our work on this blog, nor do we want to… Continue reading

Blogging Break

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Dear Readers, Once again, we find ourselves asking, “Where did the time go?”  We are on the cusp of a new year.   December brings many celebrations to our team of co-authors including… Continue reading

Five Words to Get You Started with Conferring

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Keep this conferring tip in your back pocket.

Brave Spelling

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How can we encourage our youngest writers to use brave spelling? How can we help them overcome their fear of getting it wrong?

Living the Life of a Writer

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At this point of the school year, your writing workshop is probably in full swing.  You are chugging along through your writing curriculum, and you are probably using checklists and rubrics to assess… Continue reading

A Closer Look

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Try typing out a mentor text to get a closer look.

ICYMI: Diving into Information Writing Blog Series Recap

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A recap of this week’s blog series, in case you missed it.