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1. What the Healthcare System Taught Me About Persuasive Writing

Frustrated? Write about it!

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2. Day 26 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Day 26 of the March SOLSC

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3. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 26 of 31

CLASSROOM SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE: DAY 26 OF  31 Welcome to Day 26! As I’ve been reading all month long, I’ve been enjoying all the stories about kids’ lives. Hanging out with friends,… Continue reading

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4. Day 25 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Write, Share, Give

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5. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 25 of 31

A really great lead sentence can really pull a reader into your story--not only that but as a writer, once you have a great lead sentence, the rest of the writing comes more easily! Check out some great leads by students over the past few days and weeks:

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6. Congratulations to the Winner

Announcing the winner of our second Commenting Challenge!

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7. Day 24 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Write your Slice, share your link, and give at least three comments to other bloggers. We're in the home stretch now!

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8. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 24 of 31

Do you teach English Language Learners? Some ideas and resources for blogging with ELLs.

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9. Family Stories: A New “Mini Unit”

Our sixth grade writing workshop year follows a predictable and well planned path: personal narrative, followed by memoir, then feature articles and argument. Until my students suggest something new ...

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10. Day 23 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

ANNOUNCEMENTS You have until noon EDT today 3/23 to leave a comment for a chance to win the wonderful prize donated by The Highlights Foundation.  Click here to leave a comment on the… Continue reading

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11. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 23 of 31

A good comparison or metaphor can take you far!

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12. Day 22 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Day 22 of the March SOLSC! Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the fabulous prize from the Highlights Foundation!

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13. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 22 of 31

It’s Day Twenty-two of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Welcome back! If your students are struggling to find inspiration, you might teach them a few new strategies.

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14. Day 21 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

It's Day 21 of the March SOLSC. Don't forget to read about the Commenting Challenge this weekend!

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15. Another Commenting Challenge with a BIG Prize

Are you ready for our second Commenting Challenge? Check out this prize from the Highlights Foundation!

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16. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 21 of 31

Starting to get stuck for ideas? Try this strategy shared by Aparna Rugapathi on her blog, Serendipity.

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17. Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

You are practically in the final stretch! Doesn't it feel great? Keep it going, don't stop now!

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18. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 20 of 31

Have you ever spent a day waiting for something: good news, new shoes, a soccer game, or a visit from a special relative? Can you remember the way all that "waiting" was harder and harder to do as the day went along?

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19. Day 17 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Slice and leave at least three comments on three other bloggers today! Try choosing someone you haven't commented on yet to get to know a new writer.

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20. New Slicer Challenge Winners

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21. Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Day 18! Write and share yourself today. Be sure to comment on at least three other slicers today and listen to their stories.

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22. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 18 of 31

A Slice of Life is a wonderful place to practice writing in a humorous way. Here for example is Andrew, who is writing about going for a drive with his sister, who has just collected her first official driver’s license...

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23. Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

"Even the silence has a story to tell you. Just listen, listen." -Jacqueline Woodsen Listen to your story today and listen to the stories of others. This is day 19 of the SOLSC, you got this.

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24. Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 19 of 31

Do you have a favorite place? One that you can close your eyes and imagine perfectly? Well, that would be a wonderful thing to write about...

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25. A Quick Guide Workshop Lingo, Part II

Have you ever wondered what some of the writing workshop lingo means? Here's another look at some commonly used workshop jargon.

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