Classroom SOLSC: Setting Up For Success

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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!

SOL Tuesday

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It’s April! Back to our regularly scheduled Slice of Life Tuesday. With only a one day break, let’s get back together, Slicers! Come write, share, give…

Disguising Engagement

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True engagement is hard to miss. However, there are several look-a-likes out there. Some are called compliance and participation.

SOLSC Participant Pledge 2019

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Congratulations to all for an amazing March Slice of Life Story Challenge! If you faithfully met the criteria for the challenge by slicing and commenting each day in March, we invite you to complete our form to become eligible for a prize!

Classroom SOLSC: Here We Go!

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Welcome to the Classroom SOLSC! We moved to April…no fooling! Student bloggers, this is your month! Thank you to the dedicated educators who are inspiring students to live like a writer all month long.

DAY 31 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Welcome to the final day of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. This is it! Day 31! Write! Share! Give!

DAY 30 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Welcome to day 30 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. So close to the end!

DAY 29 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Welcome to day 29 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Write. Share. Give.

Interactive Digital Writing

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As we work interactively with our students to compose a digital message, we share the keyboard. This time is instructional, authentic and explicit. The message composed and how it is composed comes from the students and holds value to the community of writers.

DAY 28 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Getting close to the end now, Slicers! Welcome to Day 28.

DAY 27 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Twenty-seven days into a daily writing habit. Congratulations!

DAY 26 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOLSC19

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It’s a great day to connect with new slicers as you scroll through the comments or revisit our padlet!

Acknowledging Writers to Disturb the Universe

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In writing workshop, we operate on multiple levels– we try to plan and deliver effective minilessons, we try to confer with our writers (and take some notes?), we create anchor charts, and so forth.  But what about validating the voices of our student writers? Here are a few tips for disturbing the universe…

DAY 25 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOLSC19

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Final stretch, slicers! Find some peace in writing and reading on this Monday.

DAY 24 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOLSC19

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As is true of exercise, the days that we resist writing are the days we need it most! The final stretch is here!

DAY 23 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOLSC19

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Start your weekend with a slice!

Who Inspires You? A Challenge for First-Time Slicers

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This weekend, we have a special challenge for first-year slicers! We are beyond grateful to NCTE for a generous and swag-a-riffic prize for two lucky winners!

DAY 22 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOLSC19

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TGIF and Day 22 of SOLSC!

Staying on the Rails: Structuring Fictional Stories

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How do you broaden creativity while fostering story structure?

DAY 21 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Are you ready to share the link to your slice of life story and leave supportive comments for other Slicers?