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AuthorStacey Shubitz

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

An Extraordinary Way to Inspire Writing About Ordinary Moments

Whether you’re about to embark on the 9th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge or you’re about to begin a unit on poetry where you want to encourage students to capture the beauty of their ordinary lives in verse, consider using Extraordinary! as a mentor text.

Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a copy of Extraordinary!


It’s the third day of our 31-day writing challenge. Join us by writing your slice of life story, sharing the link to it in the comments section, and giving comments to at least three other Slicers.
Also, if you’re a returning Slicer who has intentionally expanded this community be getting others to join in the Challenge, you are eligible for the Community Expander Prize. More details in the announcements section of this post.

First-Time Slicer FAQs

Do you have questions about the upcoming Slice of Life Story Challenge? Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered in the post, then contact one of the co-authors (Contact information is at the bottom of this blog post) to have your question answered.