SOLSC 2019 Prize Winners Revealed!

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If you were fueled by the 12th Annual SOLSC this month your day might get a little sweeter! Prize winners are revealed today and were all donated by generous authors, publishers, and individuals.

I Love Watching You Write: Research from the World of Sports Applied in the Classroom

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Research on effective sports coaching suggests adults would do well by kids to cut down on criticism and focus more on the joy simply playing.

Immersion in Writing Workshop is Always Worth the Time

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The time investment you will spend in immersion may seem like a lot – especially if you’re providing students with four days to understand a genre. However, students will gain a greater understanding of the kind of writing you are asking them to produce if they have a clear vision for what the end product should look like.

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…

Clearing pathways for narrative writing: Part 1

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Once students can say their beginning, middle, and end, know what their story is really about, and can identify their important parts, they almost always can make a solid plan and feel comfortable beginning to draft.  But sometimes it’s hard to get them to this point in the process.

Classroom SOLSC: Blogging into Week 2

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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.

Welcome to Writing Workshop: A Review and Giveaway

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Do you have a copy of Welcome to Writing Workshop yet? This is a resource that every educator who works with writers needs. Today, I’m excited to share an inside look at this new resource!

Revising for Meaning

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At the heart of all great writing is meaning.  Writers select details carefully and deliberately, depending on the message we wish to convey to readers. How can we let meaning guide revision? Read here about a few ways…

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!