Category Archive: giveaway

Getting Started With Beginning Writers, A Review and Giveaway

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In A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started With Beginning Writers, Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland help us think with our beliefs — in the decisions we make, in the questions we ask, in our actions, in the language we use, and in how we see children. In everything we do, we send a message, and that message should align with our beliefs.

Conferring Carl on Writing Conferences

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Want to improve your conferring? Carl Anderson’s new book, A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, will help you learn the ins and outs of conferring well with young writers.
Read the Q&A with Carl, then leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a copy of your own!

Announcing the 4th Annual #TWTBlog Author Spotlight Series

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For the next eight days, published picture book, middle-grade, and professional book authors will take over #TWTBlog to share their thoughts on writing, their writing processes, and the path to publishing with you.
Oh, and there will be giveaways!

SOLSC 2018 Prize Winners

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It’s been almost two weeks since the March SOLSC of 2018 and we know you’ve been patiently waiting for the prize winners! We had amazing donors this year and so much support from the slicing community. Thanks to all and of course, good luck!

Reinvigorate Your Classroom by Putting Kids First: An Interview with Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz

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Learn how Hertz and Mraz’s newest book, Kids 1st from Day 1, can impact your writing workshop.

SOLSC Participant Pledge

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Congratulations to all for an amazing March Slice of Life Story Challenge! If you faithfully met the criteria for the challenge by slicing and commenting each day in March, we invite you to complete our form to become eligible for a prize!

The Winner? It Could be YOU!

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Are you ready to see a winner reveal?

Our Second Mid-Month Weekend Commenting Challenge #SOL18

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Get the fire extinguisher ready because your fingers might burst into flames with commenting motivation when I tell you what our second mid-month commenting challenge prize is going to be this weekend!

SOLSC Prize Reveal

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Here’s the prize reveal for the 2018 Slice of Life Story Challenge! Get your slices ready as we gear up for writing every day during the month of March. We have incredibly generous supporters!

Fault Lines in the Constitution: A Review, Five Tips, + Giveaway!

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This new book by Cynthia and Sanford Levinson is a treasure trove of information as well as a handy example of many elements of inspiring nonfiction writing.

ICYMI: Our Third Annual Author Spotlight Series

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Last week, seven authors and illustrators stopped by to share their expertise with us. ICYMI, here are the links to each of their posts, which all include giveaways of their books and more!

2017 SOLSC Prize Winners

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Are you ready? It’s the 2017 March SOLSC prize winners!

SOLSC Participant Pledge

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Congratulations!  You have completed the 10th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  You have already reaped the benefits of this challenge: you have developed a daily writing habit, you have become a valued… Continue reading

A Challenge for First-Time Slicers

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

And the Winner is…

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The Highlights Foundation donated a writing workshop to the winner of last weekend’s Commenting Challenge.

Announcing the Winner of the SOLSC Commenting Challenge

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This weekend slicers had the opportunity to win a prize from Stenhouse Publishers featuring a workshop by Debbie Diller and her book, Growing Independent Learners. Check out the winner!

Get Ready for a Commenting Challenge #SOL17

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Are you ready for a challenge? It’s our first mid-month challenge of the SOLSC! Get ready to roll out some extra comments.

10th Annual SOLSC Prize Reveal

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Don’t let those self-doubting dialogues, “There is no way I can write for 31 days, what am I thinking,” creep into your brain! But, in case you need a prize more tangible than the rewards of writing every day, we’ve sweetened the deal with a prize reveal. You cannot possibly consider turning back now!

Pablo and His Chair + Giveaways!

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Meet Pablo and take an adventure in Delphine Perret’s book as he travels the world!

Heart Maps: A Review and a Giveaway

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“My hope is that as you explore heart mapping with your writers, you will fall in love with the stories and poems, truths and courage that will unfold–both theirs and your own.” Georgia Heard in her newest book, Heart Maps.