We’ve reached the final stretch of the Classroom SOLSC! How will you celebrate the end of the challenge?
It’s Week 4 of the Classroom SOLSC! What reflections do you have on the experience so far? How are you planning ahead for a celebration?
We are beginning Week 3 of the Classroom SOLSC! How are your student bloggers doing? This week, we will focus on how essential thoughtful comments are for bloggers. Please share your ideas on how you teach your writers to comment in meaningful ways in the comments of this post.
It’s Week 2 of the Classroom SOLSC!
Welcome to the April 2021 Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If you haven’t signed up yet, please share your class’ blog information on the Padlet. Click here for more … Continue Reading Classroom SOLSC Week 1- Away we go!
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!
April might seem a long time away, but now is the time to start preparing for the April 2021 Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Blogging is a way to help students develop voice, a sense of audience, build digital citizenship, sharpen writing skills and connect to each other in new ways. Are you ready to share this challenge with your students? Read more to find out all the details!
Twenty-five days of student writing are now behind us, and we are closing in on the end of the 2020 Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Students have worked hard … Continue Reading Classroom SOLSC: Closing In On the End – Week 5
Students have inspired us with the craft of story, building themselves into stronger writers each day. What a beautiful way to have students feel so close when they are so far from us.
In these days where we are home so much, take your class on a virtual field trip or two and allow them choices of what they will write about! This post includes 6 trips all ready to go with writing menus for each trip. Many thanks to Clare Landrigan and Pernille Ripp who both inspired what I am sharing here with you today.
At the start of April, students around the world began the journey of storytelling, connecting them to each other, teachers, and families in important and meaningful ways. Students are writing during this historic month of April, as we all live history through a global pandemic.
We are heading into our second week of blogging in the Classroom SOLSC during extraordinary times. Please let us know in the comments how we can best support you and your students at this time.
Can digital badges that focus on writer’s craft inspire students to try new techniques in their writing? Read more to see how I created new badges for the Classroom SOLSC that emphasize writer’s craft.
The April 2020 Classroom SOLSC starts this week on Wednesday, April 1! We look forward to celebrating stories and encouraging students to keep writing. Please share your ideas and resources in the comments!
I can’t think of a more important time for sharing stories.Our students are living through a most historic moment as the world faces the Covid-19 global pandemic. Many of us are experiencing school closures and trying to navigate distance learning for the first time under challenging circumstances. If one of your goals is for your students to grow as writers, feel part of a community, and document this unique time in history, consider joining us for the 2020 April Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC).
Blogging is a way to help students develop voice, a sense of audience, build digital citizenship, sharpen writing skills and connect to each other in new ways. Are you ready to sign your students up for the April 2020 Classroom SOLSC? Read on for all the details!
It is the time of year we are pausing at Two Writing Teachers and taking a short winter break. While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2020!
Find out more in this post.
If your students participated in the Classroom SOLSC, then please take three minutes to fill out this survey. Your responses will help us shape future Classroom Challenges!
It’s Week 2 of the Classroom SOLSC! If you aren’t participating with your students but would like to support our student bloggers with comments, we welcome your support! Students are working so hard thismonth and comments are very motivating. Just click on the Padlet and select a class to read and respond to! This week we are talking about keeping the enthusiasm going in our second week of the challenge.
How do you build excitement, stay organized and keep track of all the commenting during the Classroom SOLSC? Read on for my best ideas and then please share your own in the comments!