Last month, I was put on brain rest for two weeks in order to get better after having a concussion. Brain rest in my world meant no driving, no news … Continue Reading Connect Your Thoughts in a Writer’s Notebook + Giveaways
It’s my pleasure to announce the winners of the prizes from the Sixth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. Yet again, I ran into a good problem this year. More … Continue Reading SOLSC Prize Announcement
If you start the adult challenge no later than Monday, March 4th and properly link your slice of life stories to the daily call for slice of life stories through March 31st, then you will be eligible to win a copy of What a Writer Needs, Second Edition.
The Sixth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge runs from Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 31st. Anyone who participates in the adult challenge (not the classroom challenge) for all … Continue Reading Prizes for the 6th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge
Betsy Snyder shares a behind-the-scenes process for writing and illustrating I Haiku You, her newest picture book published by Random House. Read through her post and then leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of this book.
Link up your slices today. While you’re here, please decide if you are able to offer gender-neutral, writing-related prize to one of the 6th Annual SOLSC participants who writes and links daily.
I started thinking deeply about the significance of classroom charts once I spent a week with Kristi Mraz who led a section, “Toolkits, Charts and other Resources That Support Writers … Continue Reading The Art and Science of Chart Making + A Giveaway
I’ve been thinking a lot about the balance of nonfiction and fiction texts in the classroom lately. Starting today, I’m making an effort to share more nonfiction picture books you … Continue Reading Nonfiction Mentor Text + a Giveaway
Tad Hills’s new book, Rocket Writes a Story, is as touching and well-written as the first Rocket book, Rocket Learned to Read. This book is sure to become a mentor text … Continue Reading An Interview with Tad Hills + a Book Giveaway
Congratulations to melee34 whose commenter number corresponds to the random number (72) drawn for Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman. Many … Continue Reading Pathways Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Anita whose commenter number corresponds to the random number drawn for Ben Clanton’s new book Vote for Me. Many thanks to Kids Can Press for sponsoring this giveaway. … Continue Reading Vote for Me Giveaway Recipient
Congratulations to Justin Green whose commenter number corresponds to the random number drawn for Georgia Heard’s new book of poems The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems. … Continue Reading Found Poetry Giveaway Recipient
This is the 5th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge Prize Round-up. Please read this entire post carefully before leaving a comment. Can you believe the 5th Annual Slice of … Continue Reading How many slices did you write and link to?
Have you ever found a poem? I’m not talking about something with stanzas, line breaks, and the other traditional things that typically make a poem a poem. I’m talking about … Continue Reading Found Poetry + a Giveaway
Wow! I was delighted to see how many people took on the Commenting Challenge I posed on Sunday. While everyone deserves accolades for reading and commenting on as many slice … Continue Reading Congrats to Jen Baumgarten for Commenting on 140 posts!
Congratulations to Dana, from She Writes Because, on her writing streak (15 days and counting!). She will receive a copy of Thomas Newkirk’s book, Holding On to Good Ideas in … Continue Reading Writing Streak Giveaway Winner