DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL17

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Today is the final day to sign-up for our month-long writing challenge. Details about starting late are contained at the top of this post.
For everyone else who is back today, please link up by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post.
All slicers: Please watch the two-minute video for some important announcements before you link-up today.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 5 OF 31

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I hope you and your writers are finding the joy and freedom of Slicing!   As your writers are writing away, remind them of the value of reading comments and offering comments as… Continue reading

DAY 4 OF THE MARCH SOLSC #SOL17

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The weekend is here! If you have been on the fence about joining this year’s SOLSC, then please jump in TODAY. (And if you have been blogging for the past few days, then c’mon in today to write, give, & share.)

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 4 OF 31

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This is the fourth of 31 posts where you will share the permalink to your students’ slice of life stories in (the comments section below) or the permalink to your class hub where we can then access the blogs of your writers.

DAY 3 OF THE MARCH SOLSC #SOL17

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Hooray! We’re on the third day of our month-long writing challenge. Please watch the two-minute video for some important announcements before you link-up today.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 3 OF 31

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This is the third of 31 posts where you will share the permalink to your students’ slice of life stories in (the comments section below) or the permalink to your class hub where we can then access the blogs of your writers.

DAY 2 OF THE MARCH SOLSC #SOL17

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Today is the second day of our month-long writing challenge. Please make sure to review today’s announcements before you leave a comment with the link to your slice of life story.

Better Late Than Never

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It is not too late to sign up for the 10th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  Anyone who signs up by Saturday, March 4th is still eligible for one of our fabulous… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 2 OF 31

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This is the second of 31 posts where you will share the permalink to your students’ slice of life stories in (the comments section below) or the permalink to your class hub where we can then access the blogs of your writers.

DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL17

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Welcome to the 10th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! This is where you share a link to your individual (not classroom) slice of life story. Please remember to give at least three other Slicers some comment love during the day today.

It’s Here! It’s Finally Here: Fifth Annual Classroom SOLSC For Students: Day 1 of 31

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This is the first of 31 posts where you will share the permalink to your students’ slice of life stories in (the comments section below) or the permalink to your class hub where we can then access the blogs of your writers.

One more day until the March SOLSC begins!

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Write, share, and give today for SOL Tuesday.

Write Your Own Teaching Points

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Need help writing strategies that are explicit and kid-friendly? Check out this excerpt from DIY Literacy.

ICYMI: Get Started with Our Month-Long Writing Challenge

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The TWT co-author team has posted a lot to help you get ready for both the individual and classroom challenges over the past two months. However, it’s possible you may have missed one of our posts. Or, perhaps, you have a friend or colleague who is on the fence about joining us. Whatever the case, here’s a round-up of our posts that will point you in the right direction so you’re ready to join the SOLSC this Wednesday!

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Try the Classroom SOLSC with Your Students This March

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Erika Victor, a third-grade teacher at an international school in Kuala Lumpur, shares her experiences from the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge with us today.

A Peek Into My Evolving Chartbook

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Over the years, my chartbook has evolved. Here are some of the latest pages.

Teaching Writing, Learning Writing

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As I get ready for the March SOLSC, I’m thinking about ways to support writers when ideas, energy and inspiration waver.

Resetting Student Ownership and Student Responsibility

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We realized our students needed to revisit why they are reading and writing in reflection to their current needs as readers and writers. Our work has shifted from the skills of learning to decode, spell, and use conventions to inferring, synthesizing, identifying and applying craft techniques, using voice, and then sharing our synthesized thoughts and stories with others.

SOL Tuesday

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Our weekly call for slice of life stories + some information about our upcoming March writing challenge.

First-Time Slicer FAQs

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Have questions about the upcoming SOLSC? Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. If your question wasn’t answered in the post, then please leave a comment on this blog post OR contact us via e-mail.