Consider this an invitation. An invitation to seek out the magic happening in your own environment. An invitation to fuel your writing life with small moments that help you to appreciate all that is worth writing about. An invitation to encourage a young writer (or a group of young writers) to do the same.
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.
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“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” … Continue Reading Stories Matter
I spent an inordinate amount of time picking out the exact supplies I needed for my students’ Meeting Area Supplies Boxes. I was almost set, but realized I needed contact … Continue Reading Stacey’s S.O.L.S.
Not so long ago, in a land called Connecticut… OR Once upon a time, when we were driving up to my in-law’s home… Doesn’t that sound tranquil? Well, it should’ve … Continue Reading Stacey’s SOLS: Almost Skunked
Please add the following image to your post and/or link back to https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/slice-of-life-story-challenge/ so that folks can find other participants. Link your Slice of Life Story here by clicking on … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge
We stayed up late last night to watch the final game between Kansas and Memphis. Only two points separated Marc and I from one another in our little bracket contest. … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Jacob’s Pillow HERE I COME!
How do you get kids to remember to add the remainder, not multiply the remainder, when they’re checking their work? Well, I think I found a way while I was … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #18
Welcome to Day 13 of the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 13
You still have time to participate in the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 7
We Voted Together! #3 & #4 at the Polling Place! Originally uploaded by teachergal I didn’t care if I am sick. I’m voting today! “What time do you think we … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 4
Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 3
It’s 12:05 a.m. on March 1st, which means it’s time for me to post the widget for Day 1 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Please link your Slice … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 1
This will be the cover page for the eight slice of life stories I wrote this past week. I’m going to be sharing them with my students so that they, … Continue Reading Eight Slice of My Life –> Sharing With My Students
Mr. Quirk, my high school driving instructor, told me that many accidents happen in parking lots since people aren’t paying attention. For that reason, I’ve always been sure to be … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story: Close Call
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours at P.S. 171, my old school, yesterday when I was in NYC taking care of some wedding planning. During the … Continue Reading Publishing Small Moment Stories in Kindergarten
One of my students got injured in the classroom yesterday. Hence, he had to make a trip to the hospital emergency room. I visited him in the evening and found … Continue Reading Write about it in your notebook!
Twenty Published Pieces That Grew Out of Writer’s Notebook Entries Caption: My students spent two days working on on-demand writing pieces. Today eight of them shared their small moment stories … Continue Reading Twenty Published Pieces
They’ve collected and collected and collected some more in their writer’s notebooks. Now it’s time for my kids to publish something. I’m giving them two days to do an “on-demand” … Continue Reading On-Demand Writing Time
I modeled the golf glove piece to my class today during my demonstration. I partially wrote it out and partially wrote in the air. Then, I had the kids select … Continue Reading Memory Boxes are a big hit!