A Big Prize For Our Weekend Commenting Challenge

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As you know, our community thrives on comments. We share our stories and we connect with our readers. In the spirit of that community, we are offering the second mid-month challenge of the 10th Annual SOLSC. This weekend, we have a life-changing opportunity!

Day 18 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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Welcome to day 18 of the SOLSC. We are glad you are here! If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge. ANNOUNCEMENTS Please see Melanie’s… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 18 OF 31

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It’s Day 18 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! Time for teachers to remember the important role they are playing in nurturing the writing identities of their students…

Day 17 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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You’ve made it to day 17! Have you noticed that daily writing is beginning to get easier?  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge.… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 17 OF 31

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Welcome back to Classroom SOLSC for Students! It’s Day 17!

Day 16 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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Today is our 16th day together. You’re officially in the second half of the challenge. Welcome! If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge. BE… Continue reading

Four Quick Steps: Are You Ready For Opinion Writing?

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To help guide our teaching we needed to know what our kids can do and where they would need our support.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 16 OF 31

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It’s day 16 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Ready for a fresh idea for supporting your student bloggers?

Day 15 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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Welcome to day 15. You’ve made it to the halfway point of the challenge! If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge.  ANNOUNCEMENTS Are you a… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 15 OF 31

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Congratulations on slicing with your students! You are halfway there… Welcome to Day 15 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge!

Day 14 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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Almost halfway there, if you didn’t think you were a writer before, you are now. Embrace it, congratulate yourself, and take a breath. Day 14 and counting.

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!

Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 14 of 31

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Day 14 of today’s Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge.

Shaking Up Personal Narrative

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Ever since I read this post by Katie Kraushaar, I’ve been thinking about personal narrative and wondering why it is that students, particularly in middle elementary grades and beyond, are sometimes less than enthusiastic about… Continue reading

Day 13 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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Have you noticed the noticing? It always happens. When you begin writing every day you begin to notice everything small that before might have seemed like dust on a shelf. Missed. Forgotten. Unnoticed. Until now.

Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 13 of 31

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Day 17 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Day 12 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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What different styles have you tried for your slices? Poetry? Images and words? Lists of observations? Be sure to check out different ways to slice while you comment this weekend. Also, be sure to check out the commenting challenge post that went up yesterday!

Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 12 of 31

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Welcome to Day 12 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Day 11 of the March SOLSC #SOL17

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Welcome back to the SOLSC. It’s day eleven! Be sure to check out the commenting challenge post that is up today as well!

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.