DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 5 OF 31

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Day 5 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

DAY 4 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 4 OF 31

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Day 4 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

DAY 3 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please be sure to check today’s announcements if you’ve been having trouble finding the permalink to your slice of life stories.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 3 OF 31

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Day 3 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

DAY 2 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please take a minute (literally) to listen to today’s announcement before sharing the link to your slice of life story.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 2 OF 31

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Day 2 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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March has arrived, which means it’s time for our month-long writing challenge.
Please take a few minutes to flip through the embedded PPT for some essential information about the Challenge.

WELCOME TO THE 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 1 OF 31

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Welcome to the the sixth annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for students!

Getting Ready for the SOLSC – Tomorrow is March 1!

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Tomorrow we begin. Onward to the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!

SOL Tuesday #sol18

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It’s time to write, share, and give. But before you do, please read through this week’s announcements.

TWT’s Mission Statement

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Every so often, it is good to stop and think about why we do what we do. At Two Writing Teachers, the co-authors and I recently revisited our Mission Statement and updated it to reflect our most current beliefs about this blog and the teaching of writing

Crushed It!

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Crushed It (defined): To feel positive, get more done, or in general be a better person. How are you crushing it in the classroom?

4 Tips for Successful Active Involvement in a Minilesson

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In a minilesson, we work to not only demonstrate a strategy sometimes employed by professional writers, but also to provide a quick opportunity for young writers assembled before us to apply it, either in their own writing or in a co-authored class composition.  This short segment of the minilesson during which writers ‘give a strategy a go’ themselves, often called the “Active Involvement” or “Active Engagement,” allows writers an immediate opportunity for application in the supportive environs of the meeting area. How can we make this part of the lesson really count?

8 Great Ways to Meet Writers Where They Are

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Throughout the conference, I watched, listened, and played with digital tools and all along I thought about our students and how digital tools have the capability to make all students feel successful.  I was in awe of the opportunities digital devices bring to our classrooms.

It’s time for SOL Tuesday! #sol18 #TWTBlog

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It’s time to write, share, and give. But before you do, please take a look at the updated comment guidelines and please read this week’s announcements.

A Conversation with Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates + a Book Giveaway

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  Anyone who knows me in real life knows how concerned I’ve been about the state of affairs in our country. I’ve been making phone calls, signing petitions, and showing up to my… Continue reading

Participant Information Form #sol18

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Attention first-year and returning Slicers: Please fill out this year’s participant information form. Filling out the form takes less than five minutes and helps us stay organized during the Challenge.

Engaging High School Students in Writing — A Guest Blog Post by the #BowTieBoys

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Ryan Hur, Tam Mandanis, Kellen Pluntke, Rishi Singh, Christian Sporre, and Dawson Unger are six of the Bow Tie Boys who are a group of high school students from Northern Virginia. Today they take on the topic of student engagement in secondary writing classes.