DAY 11 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Do you find yourself seeing stories around every corner?

DAY 10 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Remember, today all slicers get 23 hours to slice due to Daylight Savings Time.

The First Commenting Challenge of the SOLSC is here!

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Are you ready for a challenge? It’s our first mid-month challenge of the 2019 SOLSC! Get ready to roll out some extra comments…

DAY 9 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Time zones and time changes! It can all get pretty confusing. Take a look at the announcement section on today’s post to get clarity.

DAY 8 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Comments are a slicers treat! Visit some new-to-you slicers today.

Will you share your expertise with us?

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Are you an EAL, ICT, special education, or learning support teacher who uses writing workshop? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

DAY 7 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Seven days into a daily writing habit. Congratulations!

DAY 6 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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How are you feeling now that we’re six days into the month-long SOLSC?

DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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We’re five days in to our month-long writing challenge!

Creating Clarity for Writers

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Having and stating goals takes courage, but this practice also leads to higher levels of learning and achievement.

DAY 4 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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It’s the fourth day of our 31-day writing challenge!

DAY 3 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?

DAY 2 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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We’re on day two of our month-long writing challenge!

DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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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.

The Comic Sans Trick

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The internet has proved itself useful and has given us the Comic Sans trick. Read on to learn how the font we love to hate can help you cure writer’s block.

Finding Purpose: The Key to Making High Frequency Words Stick

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By paying close attention to the words kids are writing most in each genre, we can shift the motive of teaching and learning high frequency words from “have to” to “want to.”

Today is the final SOL Tuesday before the 12th Annual SOLSC begins!

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Today’s the final warm-up before our month-long writing challenge begins this Friday.

Talking to Caregivers about Conventions and Spelling

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More than other skills, most caregivers tend to worry about spelling and conventions when it comes to their child’s writing. I get it. Those skills are right there at the tip of the writing iceberg. Those skills are concrete and obvious. Those skills are the ones that they recognize and know how to fix when they sit with their child. So how do we talk to caregivers about spelling and punctuation? Here are three ideas that you may find helpful. 

Teaching Writers to Reflect + Giveaway

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For the past two weeks, I’ve been immersing myself in some reflection. This book, TEACHING WRITERS TO REFLECT, has been an excellent tool as I pass along reflective practices to my students.

Where is the Attention?

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Sometimes it can be difficult to imagine creating or allowing a wider audience to read our students’ writing. But there is great possibility in doing so. It just takes a shift in attention…