On Your Mark!

The Slice of Life Story Challenge is hosted by the team at Two Writing Teachers . Head on over to the daily round up to connect with classrooms participating in the challenge.

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We are coming together on our classroom blog to participate in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. The challenge begins tomorrow.

Students from all of my class periods volunteered to blog for a day (or more) during the month of March. We may end up posting more than one a day which is sure something to celebrate. Score! Writing bonus!

Below is the calendar, so you can remember your day. I also posted it to our class Edmodo page.


So, what can you write about? We brainstormed an A to Z of topics together in class. And while we came up with some interesting (and some questionable) topics we could write about, I want you to remember that a “slice of life” post is a story about life. You will write about a moment.  Mrs. Tara Smith, from Two Writing Teachers, aptly describes a slice in this image from her post for teachers, “THE SLICE OF LIFE PROJECT…WITH A ‘TWIST’.

Create a WordPress account by accepting the invitation to join 31 Students you will receive in your email. Remember, you will create your account but be sure when you publishing your blog post, you post it to 31 Students. Below is a checklist to help you keep track of what to include.

I can’t wait to see what you have to say.

Happy Blogging!

Ms. Spillane


Blog post checklist:

  • Write an organized post in paragraphs or sections/lists. If you’re writing paragraphs go for a beginning, middle and end. If you want to try your hand at a list post aim for a list with five to ten items.
  • Use a positive tone.
  • Read your post out loud before you post it.
  • Invite readers to respond.
  • Proof-read your blog before you post.
  • Include media: the slice of life logo and a picture (or two).
  • Tag the post: sol2016, “slice of life”,#sol2016).
  • Comment on 3 other slice posts. I will post links to other classrooms participating–reach out, read and leave another student blogger some encouragement.



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