Category Archive: slice of life

Notes from the SOLSC my classroom: how to leave “constructive comments”.

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Writing a Slice of Life every day is  challenging for us, and challenging for our students.  And, just as we (may) struggle with getting to everyone and leaving a meaningful comment, so it… Continue reading

On Being a Writer

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Can first graders write Slice of Life Stories?

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOL TIME

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“I write only because There is a voice within me That will not be still” ― Sylvia Plath, Letters Home Welcome, Tuesday slicers.   It is the last Tuesday in February…four days from the start… Continue reading

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOL TIME

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Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. – Barbara Kingsolver… Continue reading

Keeping a writing blog: taking our writing workshop online

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With the  Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge  just around the corner, perhaps some of you are thinking more than ever about starting a class blog just for writing.    Over the past few… Continue reading

Write, Share, Give: SOL Time

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Dear SOLSC writing community, We, at TWT,  have been gearing up for our annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge, for some time now.  March is drawing closer with every passing day.  Taking… Continue reading

Write, Share, Give: SOL Time

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“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
―Victor Hugo

Write, Share, Give: SOLS Time

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“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”
― Ray Bradbury

Will You Help In March?

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Can you believe it is approaching the seventh annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge?

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME

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For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” How appropriate that… Continue reading

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME

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“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” ― Anaïs Nin It is time to write your Slice, share your link, and give some comments to (at… Continue reading

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME

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“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind   It is… Continue reading

Write, share, give: SOLS time

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“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with… Continue reading

WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME

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Just before we left for our Thanksgiving break, a fellow teacher I’d been trying to persuade to join our Slice of Life community emailed me to say that she’d finally got her blog… Continue reading

Write, Share, Give: SOLS Time

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“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”
― Neil Gaiman

SOLS & A New Link

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Before you link your Slice of Life Story today, please take a few minutes to check out our newly designed Slice of Life Information Page!

All Because We Shared Our Stories

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Our stories bond us together. I have known this to be true ever since I started writing, but I saw real evidence of it today as I walked down the hallways of my school building.

Link Your Slice of Life Story

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Now, it is time to write your slice, share your link, and give some comments to (at least three) other slicers.

Slice of Life & RSVP

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou I am thankful to be hosting the Slice of Life Story Challenge on Tuesdays during the month of November.… Continue reading

Slice of Life in the classroom: How to rubric and grade our project

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Launching our yearlong Slice of Life writing challenge is an exhilarating experience for my sixth graders. None of them have done any type of digital writing, and the very idea of posting a… Continue reading