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SOL Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday…Consider allowing nature to be your inspiration this week. Write, share, give feedback to other writers!

SOL Tuesday

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It’s Slice of Life Tuesday…come share a slice. We’d love to have you write, share, and give feedback to other writers!

SOL Tuesday

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It’s Slice of Life Tuesday! Those of you feeling withdrawals from the March Slice of Life Story Challenge, breathe a sigh of relief. Come one, come all, come slice…

Changing Tack: Learning from a Writing Conference

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It’s great to be prepared when we are conferring with our writers. However, being ‘prepared’ and being ‘present’ are not the same thing…

Showing Not Telling: Demonstrations Matter

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We’ve all likely taught ‘show, don’t tell’ lessons in our narrative units. But showing not telling can have instructional meaning, as well…

CLASSROOM SOLSC: DAY 23 OF 31

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This is your students’ 23rd day of continuous writing. Whoo hoo! If you’re sharing your own slice of life stories, please head over to the Adult Slice of Life Story Challenge.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 22 OF 31

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Welcome back to the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for Students! It is day 22 of 31. Here is where you post your link for your students’ slice of life posts.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 21 OF 31

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Happy spring, everyone! It’s day 21 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for Students! Here is where you post your link to your classroom blogs. Remember to head over to the adult SOLSC to post your own slices!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 20 OF 31

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It is day 20 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for Students. Your students have been blogging for nearly three weeks!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 19 OF 31

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It’s Day 19 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Welcome back!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 18 OF 31

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It’s Day 18 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! Time for teachers to remember the important role they are playing in nurturing the writing identities of their students…

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 17 OF 31

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Welcome back to Classroom SOLSC for Students! It’s Day 17!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 16 OF 31

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It’s day 16 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Ready for a fresh idea for supporting your student bloggers?

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 15 OF 31

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Congratulations on slicing with your students! You are halfway there… Welcome to Day 15 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge!

On the Pitfalls of Hiding Out

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Sometimes in a busy and chaotic schedule, we inadvertently miss attending to some of our students who like to “fly under the radar.” Being systematic and intentionally positive can make a big difference for some of our writers.